ITSM Articles

When undertaking continual improvement it’s advisable to have a list of what you’d like to improve, which ITIL 4 calls a Continual Improvement register, and this article by Joe the IT Guy looks at what’s needed to keep your continual improvement register useful.
Are you experiencing a cycle of disappointment and failure in trying to bring about real change in your organization? Here Steve Morgan discusses how a recent trip to the fairground reminded him of the many of the emotions businesses go through during their change programs, and ways to avoid them.
With ITAM now one of ITIL 4’s 34 management practices, it’s time to raise awareness of all things ITAM-related, including software license management. So, to help this article offers three practical tips on how to get a better handle on your software licensing obligations.
This article looks at how organizations can “wrap the cloud with ITSM” for most end users – which helps to create governance “guardrails” for its use. These guardrails simultaneously make the cloud “easier to eat” while also ensuring that it’s also compliant and well-governed.
Are you a little confused by vast array of common IT support and ITSM roles? If you want to better understand your support center managers to your ITSM process owners, this article by industry authority Roy Atkinson is for you.
Sealing the best deal on a hardware, software, or services contract comes down to more than just price. Sure, you may realize upfront savings, but you risk incurring unforeseen expenses. To help, here are four tips that will allow you to be a step ahead in any contract negotiations with IT suppliers.
What will we all be concerned about in ITSM in 2020? To help, here’s a poll-results-based article that looks at what will be the hot trends and topics – in terms of reader interest – in 2020. If nothing else, you’ll probably be surprised at where some ITSM topic areas have been voted in at.
In this article, industry authorities Paul Wilkinson and Daniel Breston discuss the importance of value streams, looking at how they function, and explaining why you’ll need to change your thinking about work to benefit from them.
This isn’t yet another article listing out five or more things that ITSM pros should be focused on in 2020; instead it looks at helping you identify three things that you need to concentrate your efforts on in 2020 for it to be considered a successful year.
All too often people view IT asset management as an unnecessary expense or they find a multitude of excuses (which are often based on myths) that prevent them from investing time, effort, and money in ITAM capabilities. So this article aims to debunk said myths, and overlay the facts over the fiction.
This article brings together the 2020 opinions of a variety of people from 18 ITSM tool vendors and two support-professional membership bodies. These are people who have, if you stop to think about it, their fingers on the pulse of what’s happening in the ITSM industry right now…
This article looks at a recent report that offers guidance to IT departments entitled “Brex-IT – How will public sector IT cope in 2020?” and discusses how the challenges highlighted within the report are applicable to service management in 2020.
At the start of this year, we asked our readers to vote on the ITSM-related content topics that they’d like to see helpful content published on in 2019 – this was used to guide our content throughout the year. Now, as we enter 2020, we’re doing the same thing again. Please take 30 seconds to vote.
Throughout 2019 there was a lot of buzz around ‘trends’ such as digital transformation, AI, and continued cloud adoption. So the question is, will 2020 be more of the same? Or should we expect to see new trends and focuses in the world of ITSM?
This article offers up a variety of ITSM statistics and tips to help you to improve your future ITSM capabilities, collected by Stephen Mann at the recent BMC Exchange event in London.