ITIL is a set of best practices that help IT teams function efficiently and align with the needs of business. One important piece of the ITIL that contributes to both of these goals is the Known Error Database, often shortened to KEDB. This is a database that tracks and describes all of the known errors within an overall system. In this article, … [Read more...]
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IT asset discovery solutions like BMC Discovery add a variety of different benefits to your services and multi-cloud environments - from reducing service outages, to improving security operations, to mitigating shadow IT. But Discovery’s deep well of data can also play a less obvious but just as critical role in your digital enterprise management … [Read more...]
For IT teams, knowing what you have and where it lives used to be a relatively simple proposition. These days, it’s anything but. Your services and infrastructure now reach far beyond the data center into a multi-cloud ecosystem that can encompass private, public, and hybrid clouds – not to mention legacy on-premises applications, technology … [Read more...]
Whether you’re running a Help Desk or a Service Desk, one of the more important IT Support metrics to track is first contact resolution (FCR). First contact resolution is the percentage of incoming service calls that are resolved during the first interaction with the customer, eliminating the need for the customer or IT Support to follow up with a … [Read more...]
The Balanced Scorecard is a management system that clarifies the strategy and vision of an organization, and then translates them into action that can be tracked. In simple terms, it’s a way of understanding how well the department or entire organization is doing. At first glance the balanced scorecard (BSC) can seem to be only a way of turning … [Read more...]
Often companies need a name for processes – even simple ones – to successfully roll them out. Enterprise service management is one such situation. The term enterprise service management, often shortened to ESM, may be new, but the concept isn’t– and you’ll hear this a lot from ESM adapters and promoters. While there is no universally accepted … [Read more...]
ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) is a detailed set of IT service management practices that focuses on providing a framework of best practices for organizations. While ITIL has been around since the 1980s, there is still a lot of confusion about the difference between incident management and problem management, as well as where … [Read more...]
Many long term IT professionals grew up in an IT Help Desk environment. But as organizations move towards IT Service Management (ITSM) environments, the focus has shifted to providing an IT Service Desk for customers and employees rather than a Help Desk. Which leaves many IT professionals questioning what an IT Service Desk is and how does it … [Read more...]
In the 21st century, digital is the way of life, especially inside any business or organization. With significant shifts in innovation and productivity, it seems that support functions can barely keep up. While technical support used to be an internal, back-office department that customers never saw, today’s customers interact with technical … [Read more...]
The 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Service Management (ITSM) 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 fourth year in a row! Download Now: 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for ITSM › IT service support management tools are vital for … [Read more...]