IT Service Management Blog

IT Service Management is about more than a service desk. Users in the modern enterprise need quick and easy access to IT services. Read the latest blog posts on ITIL, ITSM, help desks, and service desks.

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Five Ways to Provide a World Class Service Desk Experience


This blog is the first in our five-part series on “Delivering a World Class Service Desk.” In subsequent blogs we’ll explore key elements of success including providing hiring the best candidates, measuring the right things, knowing when to outsource and offshore, and managing capacity. Today, we’ll begin with a discussion of five ways you can … [Read more...]

How to Hire the Right People for Your Service Desk


This is the second blog in our five-part series on “Delivering a World Class Service Desk.” In our last installment, we discussed five ways to deliver a great experience for users. This time, we’ll talk about how you can identify the people best able to deliver that experience—and ensure the best results for your users. We’ve all had encounters … [Read more...]

Healthcare in the Digital Age: Leveraging Remedyforce Digital Service Management Capabilities to Support Hosted Healthcare Operations


This post is part of a 3-part series from Nuance authored by Dianne Sforza and Clitfon Teate. Legal mandates and the demand for more affordable yet personalized patient care are driving a major transformation in healthcare: Healthcare providers must now transition from manila file folders filled with pages of handwritten notes to electronic … [Read more...]

IT Change: From Resistance to Embrace

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This blog is the first in our three-part series on “Successful IT Change Management,” in which we’ll discuss ways to build a culture that understands the necessity and value of change, and navigates it successfully. In this installment, we’ll address resistance to change—one of the most common and important challenges facing IT organizations. … [Read more...]

Getting IT Change Management Right


This is the finial blog in our three-part series on “Successful IT Change Management.” Last time, we talked about how you can build consensus and momentum around change in order to build a foundation for IT Change Management. In this blog, we’ll get to brass tacks with three strategies for IT Change Management in the digital business. These … [Read more...]

Laying a Foundation for IT Change


 This blog is the second in our three-part series on “Successful IT Change Management.” In our last blog, we discussed resistance to change. This time, we’ll introduce practical ways to address and overcome it, and foster a culture in which the implementation and acceptance of change proceed more easily and effectively. In today’s business … [Read more...]

Five Best Practices for Creating SLAs in an ITSM Environment

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According to the Information Technology Infrastructure Library v3 (ITIL v3), a Service Level Agreement (SLA) is “An Agreement between an IT Service Provider and a Customer. The SLA describes the IT Service, documents Service Level Targets, and specifies the responsibilities of the IT Service Provider and the Customer. A single SLA may cover … [Read more...]

Gartner 2016 Magic Quadrant for ITSSM Tools


The 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Service Support Management (ITSSM) Tools is now available. We believe that due to our enhanced solution capabilities and proven ability to execute, BMC was named a leader for the third year in a row! Free Download: Gartner Magic Quadrant for ITSSMDownload The Report IT service support management tools … [Read more...]

The Modern Family: IT Asset Management and Service Management


Do opposites really attract? Service management has evolved from humble beginnings as a “help desk” supporting the operational back office to handle internal IT support tickets. Today it is a modern solution which has shifted service management to the front office to empower the end users beyond IT tickets while providing the business services … [Read more...]