Why DevOps Won’t Replace ITIL in IT Service Management

DevOps and ITIL

DevOps is not a replacement for ITIL, in fact DevOps can complement and enhance the ITIL framework by making the processes simpler and more automated. This article looks at why DevOps won’t replace ITIL, and how it could, and should, improve – and add more agility to – some ITIL processes.

Customer Service is the Elephant in the Room of ITSM

Elephant in the room

In Aale Roos’ opinion, not a single ITSM framework, standard, or concept is really customer-centric in the sense that customer service would be an important element in it – and so here he asks “where are we, and where should we be, with customer service in ITSM?”

Improve Customers Experience with Customer Journeys

ITSM and Customer Journeys

Want to deliver excellent services? Want to start improving customer experience, but have no clue where to start? As with anything related to your customers, it’s often best to start with the customers and their journey(s) – so take a look at these five actions to help you on the road to success.

8 Tips for Better IT Service Desk Metrics

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Here we delve into the top 10 IT service desk metrics according to industry research, before looking at the 8 common metrics mistakes made on the service desk – plus their impact. Plus we look at what needs to be done to avoid them and how to run them into positive performance management approaches.

Maximizing the Value of New (and Existing) IT Support Capabilities

Maximizing the Value of IT Support

Service desks have already been struggling with the likes of chat and self-service, and now in the midst of all the hype surrounding the opportunities of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and chatbots in particular – we have to ask: is the average service desk going to be successful with this new technology?

How to Become an IT Service Desk Manager

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Are you planning on becoming an IT service desk manager? If so, then this article is just for you. Please read on as Emma Lander covers off much of what’s needed to get you into this role – from the route taken to qualifications that will help.

10 People-Related Tips for ITSM Success

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Here Paul Wilkinson covers the things that can help IT organizations to traverse the people-related issues and barriers to success – sharing a list of 10 critical success factors, crafted as tips, for dealing with the ABC of IT. The only questions is: how much of this are you already doing?

ITSM in 2019 and What We Should Learn from Our Past

ITSM in 2019

In this 2019-focused article, Stephen Mann asks whether the ITSM industry’s love of next-year predictions are as helpful as they could be. And whether, for 2019, we should be more realistic about what we will, or can, achieve.

Getting Process Automation and Digital Transformation Right

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Automation of processes (across the organization) is something that should be treated very seriously and carefully – it can be dangerous when not properly implemented and/or defined. Here we look at the key requirements for, and benefits of, successful process automation (and digital transformation).