MTTR Explained: Repair vs Recovery in a Digitized Environment

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Performance measurement changes when your business undergoes digital transformation. Traditional service desk metrics work beautifully in pre-digital transformation environments that haven’t yet embraced cloud computing, rapid change, and the acquisition of new digital users, such as Internet of Things (IOT) devices and machine clients. However, … [Read more...]

What Is AIOps? AIOps Explained

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According to Gartner, IT Operations personnel (IT Ops) are in for a major change over the next few years. This change is driven by frustration with traditional IT management techniques, methods that enterprise IT Ops teams see as unable to cope with digital business transformation. Gartner predicts we will see a significant change in current IT Ops … [Read more...]

Competitive Benefits of Enterprise ITSM versus Ad-hoc ITSM

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In my last post, I discussed the difference in benefits and business drivers realized between organizations employing an Enterprise Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) strategy versus organizations employing an Ad-hoc ITSM strategy. Today, let’s look deeper at the differences between enterprise strategy ITSM organizations versus ad-hoc … [Read more...]

Business Benefits of IT Service Management

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Although it sounds obvious, Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) success lies in how you position your ITSM efforts in relationship to your enterprise. Two key questions to consider with ITSM are: 1) What are the driving forces behind your ITSM efforts? and 2) Does your ITSM implementation serve as a comprehensive enterprise strategy or … [Read more...]

ITSM Frameworks: Which Are Most Popular?

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Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) refers to all the activities, policies, and processes that organizations use for deploying, managing, and improving IT service delivery. Organizations generally use a pre-defined framework of best practices and standard processes to provide a disciplined approach to ITSM implementation. The most … [Read more...]

IT Cost Reduction Strategies: 6 Ways to Reduce Ongoing Costs

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In an earlier post, I looked at the simple but powerful idea that there is an inverse relationship between IT maintenance and management costs (M&M) and an organization’s competitiveness. This idea was reported in a recent Forbes Insights survey which noted that “Three out of four executives agree that the amount of time, money and resources … [Read more...]

Top 5 Service Desk Metrics

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Two oft-repeated business maxims state that 1) You can’t manage what you don’t measure and 2) if you can’t measure something, you can’t improve it. These sentiments apply beautifully to Service Desk management and the virtuous cycle that’s created when an organization implements an Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) system using an … [Read more...]