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  • Sneak Peek: 2016 Desktop Support Practices & Salary Data Sneak Peek: 2016 Desktop Support Practices & Salary Data Roy Atkinson and Peter Zeinoun Recorded: Nov 15 2016 61 mins
    In this webinar, HDI’s senior writer/analyst, Roy Atkinson, will showcase new data from the 2016 Desktop Support Practices & Salary Survey. This data, previously unpublished, will take a look at the technologies and trends in desktop support, with a spotlight on the importance of remote control and assistance.

    Some of the data featured include:
    * Frameworks and methodologies desktop support teams align with include ITIL, the HDI Support Center Standard, Lean, COBIT, and this year, DevOps
    * On average, customer satisfaction with desktop support exceeds customer satisfaction with the support center overall
    * The top five must-have technologies for desktop support include alerts and monitoring tools, and remote control
    * Remote control is used almost equally by the support center (81% of organizations) and by desktop support (80.6% of organizations)
    * 51% of organizations track desktop support tickets separately from other tickets
    * Nearly one-third of desktop support organizations are resolving 51-75% of tickets through remote support
  • Customer Service: Changing Preferences and Evolving Technologies Customer Service: Changing Preferences and Evolving Technologies Dana Olson, Chris Savio, and Megan Selva (moderator) Recorded: Oct 5 2016 53 mins
    In research conducted by HDI and Robert Half Technology on the technical support center of the future, industry professionals said they need a staff with a passion for supporting customers and with social intelligence—a human connection in a digital world.

    Both internal and external customers are utilizing more communication channels and more devices now than ever before. The mobile workforce, remote work, consumerization, increased self-service, and emerging technologies have all played a part in creating the demand for better ways to serve customers and users.

    Attend this Customer Service Week webinar, presented by Dana Olson, senior IT manager at the Gavilon Group, to learn:
    • Which support channels customers are choosing
    • Why the combination of technology and people is more important than ever
    • What contributes to a great service culture in the support center

    According to the HDI 2015 Support Center Practices & Salary Report, 26 percent of the organizations that had an increase in customer satisfaction said that having a remote control tool was a factor in the increase.

    Chris Savio, a senior product expert from Rescue by LogMeIn, will show how Rescue can facilitate connecting with customers on multiple platforms to resolve issues quickly and easily utilizing remote control software, whiteboarding, system diagnostics and push configurations.

    Who should attend:
    • IT service desk managers and leads
    • Desktop support managers and leads
  • What Will an ITSM Pro Look Like in 2020 and How Will We Get There? What Will an ITSM Pro Look Like in 2020 and How Will We Get There? Matt Hooper and Roy Atkinson (moderator) Recorded: Sep 20 2016 60 mins
    Industry luminary Matt Hooper will present information, statistics, and thoughts on where the ITSM pro needs to be by 2020. This look at how the future of service management will change the requirements (elements of Agile, DevOps and Lean) for service and support managers and staff will include an exchange of ideas between Matt and moderator Roy Atkinson, and will allow time for questions from the audience. Matt will also show how a modern ITSM solution enables this transformation.

    Who should attend:
    • IT service managers
    • Support center managers who are looking at future requirements
    • Desktop support managers
    • Anyone in IT service who wants to develop a better understanding of where the industry is going
  • Understanding Dependencies: Better Service Through Configuration Management Understanding Dependencies: Better Service Through Configuration Management Ryan Ogilvie, Joy Su, and Roy Atkinson (moderator) Recorded: Aug 16 2016 52 mins
    Configuration management is about what you have, but in order to produce better business outcomes, it should also help you understand what your configuration items (CIs) are doing. To better manage IT services, you should know:

    • Detailed information about your CIs
    • Services those items support
    • How CIs relate to each other and to your services

    In this webinar, ITSM consultant Ryan Ogilvie and BMC’s Joy Su, on behalf of BMC partner RightStar Systems, will provide you with the reasons and the ways in which your asset discovery efforts can lead to a better understanding of your systems and services.
  • When IT Hits the Fan: Best Practices for Major Incident Management When IT Hits the Fan: Best Practices for Major Incident Management Pete McGarahan, Vincent Geffray, and Roy Atkinson (moderator) Recorded: Jul 19 2016 60 mins
    What happens when your organization suffers a critical, high-impact incident? Who needs to be involved, and how will you communicate with them? Do you currently have a plan—and how often do you update it?

    In this webinar, sponsored by Everbridge, Pete McGarahan and Vincent Geffray will share best practices, case studies, and frameworks for:

    • Preparing for your next major incident
    • Managing major incidents in your IT organization
    • Mapping your critical incident processes

    Join us for this interactive and informative hour, complete with audience polls, downloadable resources, and live Q&A.
  • Insourcing and Outsourcing Support: What the Data Tell Us Insourcing and Outsourcing Support: What the Data Tell Us Roy Atkinson and Jenny Rains Recorded: Jun 14 2016 60 mins
    What’s being insourced and outsourced these days in the tech support industry? Why? Find out in this webinar, where you’ll take a deep dive into data collected through one of our recent annual surveys. With takeaways for both internal technical support managers and outsourced technical service providers, you’ll find out what HDI research says about outsourcing practices for support organizations, including support center and desktop support functions.
  • Better Together: ITIL and the HDI Support Center Standard Better Together: ITIL and the HDI Support Center Standard Paul Dooley and Roy Atkinson Recorded: Jun 8 2016 57 mins
    Given ITIL’s ability to integrate with other forms of complementary best practice guidance, it makes sense to complement ITIL with a proven, well-established standard of best practices for support centers. That complementary guidance is the HDI Support Center Standard.

    Attend this webinar to learn more about how ITIL and the HDI Support Center Standard can help your support center rise to meet the challenges of an increasingly global, less platform-centric technology landscape.
  • Following the Sun: Managing a Distributed Workforce Following the Sun: Managing a Distributed Workforce Brandon Caudle Recorded: May 17 2016 57 mins
    Organizations are growing and changing, often adding support center locations in faraway places or embedding support in different business units. How can managers do their jobs effectively across time zones and cultures? When being face-to-face with staff is not a viable option, how can a manager get to know people, and vice-versa? What tools can be used to bring far-flung offices together and maintain a culture of service excellence? How do you handle management of IT incidents and requests across distributed teams?

    Join an IT service desk manager in a 24x7, follow-the-sun operation, as he shares insights into these and other questions about managing a distributed workforce.
  • Tech Is Money: Demystifying the RFP Process Tech Is Money: Demystifying the RFP Process Roy Atkinson Recorded: Apr 19 2016 61 mins
    The time has come for your organization to replace a key piece of technology. Senior management is on board, and money is available. Your frontline staff is thrilled that their tools will be updated. Now what?

    Good technology and services cost good money, and tight budgets require planning and justification for expenditures. This webinar will explore:

    - What are RFPs, and why might you use one?
    - Do you need an RFP?
    - What needs to be in it?
    - How do you make the business case for a new tool?
    - To SaaS or not to SaaS?
    - How do you do a risk assessment? Determine ROI?

    Join us as we explore this topic and suggest some solutions to help you get the right tool with just the right amount of effort.
  • Service Catalog Sprawl: Is It a Problem Worth Fixing? Service Catalog Sprawl: Is It a Problem Worth Fixing? Doug Tedder Recorded: Mar 15 2016 59 mins
    Catalog sprawl, or the existence of many service catalogs in a single organization, was identified as a problem by 66 percent of respondent organizations in recent HDI research (a further 19 percent identified it as "somewhat of a problem"). However, even though many organizations consider it to be a problem, they haven’t begun to address it. Why? The primary reason is lack of sponsorship from IT leaders, even though many benefits—including increased end-user productivity—have been identified. In this webinar, Doug Tedder will examine the political and cultural challenges associated with catalog sprawl and answer the following questions:

    - What is “service catalog sprawl”? Where is it typically found? What are the contributing factors?
    - Is it worth fixing?
    - Is it IT’s job to fix it?