Today’s IT support teams don’t just deal with IT and business services. They also manage the physical and virtual asset components. Because those assets are the building blocks of an organization’s IT infrastructure, the benefits of IT asset management (ITAM) can’t be stressed enough. Many organizations have no knowledge about their IT asset infrastructure while others have limited visibility of their planned and actual asset inventory. Streamlined asset management can bring down IT costs significantly.
ITAM plays a vital role in helping an organization define and control its IT infrastructure by maintaining data about the historical and current state of a…
“Houston, we’ve got a problem.”
This legendary statement by Commander Jim Lovell of Apollo 13 has transcended exploding oxygen tanks in outer space to everyday life, including IT. How often have you started off dealing with an incident only to realize to your dismay that you have been dealing only with the tip of the iceberg?
Problem management is all about uncovering the unknown, the hidden root cause of the endless number of tickets to your IT help desk. When you implement an effective problem management process, your IT team can go beyond the fire fighting mode to focus on strategic IT objectives. Here are five principles that might help you achieve a best-in-class problem manage…
Implementing IT service management (ITSM) in your organization is no walk in the park. When you plan to implement ITSM, you may have to encounter questions such as where do I start? How do I start? What am I trying to achieve? What information must be obtained from the processes I have, people involved, and the product? If you don’t have complete answers to your questions,your ITSM implementation might fail. Here are 10 reasons why an ITSM implementation can fail.
1. Failing to convince your senior board members or failing to get them on board
Your ITSM implementation might fail if your board members refuse to give you the go ahead.You’ll need to make them aware of what ITSM is and what it can do for the o…
Ben is the new IT administrator of a large production company. Soon after joining, Ben learned that the company used outdated software to manage its payroll and used different applications to track employee absences and travel claims. This resulted in miscalculation of the amount payable by the company to the employee and vice versa. Often, the company paid the employees either more or less than the correct amount, which led to a lot of chaos.
Ben decided to tackle these issues by first implementing a new payroll software solution that came with two integrated modules, an expense module and an HR module. The expense module will track the travel expenses of the employees and the HR module will track …
Join us for the free webinar, The Science Behind Effective Service Catalogues on Thursday, March 19 at 2 PM AEDT (Sydney, Australia time).
James Gander, IT service management and operations consultant, will be our speaker for this webinar.
The date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
The time: 2 PM – 3 PM AEDT (Sydney, Australia time)
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
The value of service catalogues to organisations
The three different types of service catalogues
How to build a service catalogue from the ground up
PS: Let your friends know about this webinar as well!
ServiceDesk Plus has an ocean of features for all the IT service desk technicians who want to manage the complete life cycle of their tickets. However, there are some unique features that add punch to your service desk operations. Here are seven valuable tips that will help you to reap more benefits out of ServiceDesk Plus, and help you go that extra mile to keep your customers happy!
Segregate Your End Users to Avoid Clutter
In a high-voltage IT environment, end users can sometimes be bombarded with announcements that are irrelevant to them. For example, users in Australia may see announcements regarding server outages elsewhere. Similarl…
The annual conference of the IT service management forum (itSMF) happened in Bangalore, the Silicon Valley of India. We were at the conference for the first time, and we met lots of new people, had interesting conversations, and learned quite a bit. We packed in a lot of learning on a single day – from Kaimar Karu’s tip on using ‘social lubricants’ for problem solving to intense panel discussions on business values of ITSM.
Several of the delegates stopped by at the ManageEngine booth and enquired about our products, especially ServiceDesk Plus. Needless to say, many of them were awestruck at the mere mention that more than 90,000 companies trusted ManageEngine to manage their IT …
When we talk about big data in the world of IT service management (ITSM), we’re talking about two very different things:
- Big data tools/services that IT provides to business – to number crunch business operations data.
- Big data within IT operations – to handle and leverage complex IT operations data.
Big data services for business operations
In an increasingly competitive, data-driven world, business managers are looking for effective ways to manage and interpret business data, especially big data. Digitalized business operations, such as e-commerce websites and mobile banking apps, produce huge amounts of data, which makes managing them close to impossible by using traditio…
At ServiceDesk Plus, we love hearing from happy customers like Leroy Squires, who believes ServiceDesk Plus is a ”godsend.”
Leroy works at Unisource Worldwide, Inc., a well-known logistics company, as its senior technical analyst and one of the five administrators who uses ServiceDesk Plus to manage the company’s globally distributed IT infrastructure with a team of 200 technicians.
In the following video, Leroy shares his experience with ServiceDesk Plus and highlights the two main benefits it delivers – simplicity and ease of use. Leroy also explains how affordable ServiceDesk Plus is com…
Managing a globally distributed IT infrastructure could be a difficult task, if not for ServiceDesk Plus. Now, one our customers, S&K Technologies, offers a video testimonial on how ServiceDesk Plus makes it an easy task to manage such distributed IT infrastructures.
S&K Technologies is a federally chartered corporation owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Along with its five subsidiaries, S&K Technologies is one of the most successful tribally owned, professional and technology services companies in the United States. Steven Klepzig, senior communications engineer at S&K Technologies, talks about the ServiceDesk Plus benefits enjoyed …