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IT asset management (ITAM) best practices, along with the technologies that support them have evolved and dramatically improved since its early days. It’s now relatively easy for IT assets to be efficiently managed throughout...
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If you’re not familiar with the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), then you’d better start learning now. Even if you’ve never been to Europe you still need to obey this law if...
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Consider this scenario. After a few months of work, your IT organization has rolled out the new self-service portal. There were a few announcements made in the corporate newsletter, and service desk agents are...
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You need to train and mentor service desk and IT support staff in techniques they can use to diagnose incidents and problems. They won’t become good at this just because they have the right...
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ITIL has been the IT service management (ITSM) best, or good, practice “frontrunner” since the 1990s despite the birth, or evolution, of other approaches. And there’s no doubting that it has helped tens of...
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Capacity management is (or at least should be) a core strategic process of your IT service management (ITSM) practice – as understanding the capacity of each IT service, and the factors affecting capacity of...
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Here are the 16 questions posed during a recent “Ask the Experts” webinar about cybersecurity challenges, and a summary of our answers. You can learn more by listening to the webinar. On September 27th 2017...
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On September 12th SysAid hosted its wildly successful webinar on its Self-Service Portal, one of the newest features slated for release in the upcoming on-premise Summer 2017 release, (v17.3) which is currently in beta...
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Perhaps even more than our customers (like you) — our SysAid R&D and Product divisions despise bugs. We aim to continuously improve our software so when bugs creep up, we often shriek louder than...
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Everyone seems to be talking about DevOps but, if you are new to it, it might all seem a little overwhelming. This blog directs you to three steps to take in starting with DevOps...
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I was working with a customer recently and they asked me what key performance indicators (KPIs) they should use to measure IT change management. After thinking about this for a while I offered them...
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Every IT organization has a service portfolio, even if they don’t think of their services in this way. Making improvements to your service portfolio is essential if you want to deliver services that help...
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“Walk-up” is perhaps the oldest of IT support channels. In the late 1980s, if you had an IT issue you’d probably need to track down someone who could help. You could call someone you...
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Call it human nature, politeness, or political correctness. Maybe it's just easier, but we humans, generally speaking, are kind when dealing with people. When the waiter asks how the meal was, we tend to...
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In IT service management, “firefighting” has become a metaphor for much of the work. Someone or something starts a digital fire, and we put it out. Firefighting captures the reactive nature of IT service,...
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If you’re really busy working on lots of different things then maybe you should think about limiting work in progress. If you start one thing and finish it before starting the next one you...
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The IT “playing field” is essentially leveled with public cloud, because it brings world-class IT management and IT service management (ITSM) capabilities to all. Release management is a good example of this. It’s hard...
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