ITSM Articles

Are traditional business continuity planning and management practices dated? Daniel Breston thinks so. In this article, he explains many of the common business continuity issues and how blending in newer IT management approaches such as DevOps will help.
Without effective remote communication and collaboration skills and enabling toolsets, our businesses face risks and our employees will experience some or all of stress, frustration, fear, uncertainty, and doubt. Here, Paul Wilkinson explores the issues and the solutions in more detail.
Has your organization considered taking a maturity model approach to the improvement of its ITSM capabilities? To help you to understand the opportunity, this article quickly explains the key aspects of maturity model use as part of a service improvement health check.
Choosing a new ITSM tool is a time-consuming and costly activity, after all selecting the wrong tool will inevitably cause our organization significant issues. To help, this article examines the ten key characteristics of a good tool selection process and highlight some of the pitfalls you’re likely to encounter along the way.
From understanding what governance means to you and your peers, to focusing on COBIT 5’s six enablers, to simply fully appreciating what COBIT is, this article takes a look at how you can get started successfully with COBIT in your organization.
This article looks at the current state of ITSM tools and their capabilities/use cases. Proposing new names for ITSM tools along the way. Before finally making a judgment call on the new name for ITSM tools. What do you think? Does your organization still want an ITSM tool or would a different name be better?
IT leaders must capitalize upon the newfound trust and credibility they’ve gained as a result of their response to the COVID-19 crisis. If there’s a small positive which can be taken from this global pandemic, it’s that new relationships have been formed. In this article, we look at what IT leaders can do to increase the chances of this new closer relationship actually lasting.
In difficult times, while there needs to be attention on the firefighting at hand, it’s also good to look to the future. So, in this article we asked 36 people from all walks of ITSM to share their thoughts and opinions on how COVID-19 is going to impact the future of ITSM.
In IT/technology, we’ve seen the world change and be turned upside down in just 3-4 weeks. Now COVID-19 is making a “new normal” (and not just for ITSM), but what changes can we expect long-term for the ITSM industry? And what impact will this pandemic have on IT operations? Here Barclay Rae shares his views.
The business economic impact of COVID-19 is likely going to change almost every organization for at least the next 2-3 years. In this article, John Custy proposes eight ways that we can expect to see long-term changes to the world of ITSM after the pandemic.
In a post COVID-19 world many are predicting that increased numbers of employees working remotely will be the new standard. Others are wondering whether we’ll see another COVID-19 style crisis in the near future. Both points offer up an important question: Are your ITSM capabilities – the people, processes, and technology – prepared for the “new norm”?
So much has changed already in the world of ITSM in light of COVID-19. What was important last week could be either vital or irrelevant today. Here, Patrick Bolger shares his views on how the pandemic will impact the industry long-term.
To help your organization to get started with software asset management, here are seven tips for formulating an effective software asset management capability.
Businesses are in the midst of a fundamental sea-change where everything we know about how the world works will change. In this article, Charles Araujo explains the two macro trends that are converging and how this convergence will impact the future of ITSM.
Most changes in ITSM are not quick to come to fruition, as such it’s highly unlikely that ‘trends’ like AI will take the field by storm as many have predicted. But what then should we expect in 2020? This article looks at five trends that may indeed change service management in the year ahead.