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Known Error Database: An Introduction to KEDBs


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...]

4 Critical Capabilities for Deep Visibility and Service Awareness


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...]

First Contact Resolution for Improved Customer Satisfaction


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...]

IT Balanced Scorecard Explained: Using BSC for IT Performance


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...]

What Does a Service Desk Do that a Help Desk Doesn’t?


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...]

What is Knowledge Centered Service? KCS Explained


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...]

Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for ITSM Tools


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...]