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Companies have struggled to find their feet when it comes to combining technology, people and workflow in their mobile application development strategies. All too often fragmented technologies have impeded progress. As technologies mature however and mobile (as distinct from pure web development) becomes better understood, there is light at the end of the tunnel. In particular integration across the lifecycle is delivering significant productivity gains for developers and business stakeholders that makes moving from handfuls of apps to a scaled mobile app strategy more of a reality.
Sales managers have a dilemma. They want representatives on the phone tracking down leads, qualifying prospects, and closing business. But they also need activity reports and forecasts to manage sales operations and forecast performance. How do you get one without sacrificing the other?
Join 8x8 VP Alon Waks in an important webinar to learn how integrating 8x8 cloud communications with Salesforce keeps representatives focused on customers rather than administration. Alon will show a real-life example of how a streamlined, automated process can:
-Free sales reps from tedious opportunity logging and recording.
-Provide greater visibility into the sales funnel and day-to-day activities.
-Optimize your sales organization and operations for greater productivity.
Durch neue Technologien ändert sich die Welt um uns herum immer schneller, was auch größere Auswirkungen als jemals zuvor mit sich bringt. Zum Beispiel stellt das Konsumieren von Unternehmens-IT die gängige Arbeitspraxis vor neuen Herausforderungen. Auch die enormer Ausbreitung von Geräten und Endpunkten führt dazu, dass sich Unternehmen mit Internet of Things Strategien beschäftigen müssen. Zudem werden durch Virtualisierung und Cloud Technologien neue, revolutionäre Wege eingeleitet, wie wir heutzutage Services konsumieren. Aber, das Handhaben von komplexen Infrastrukturen ist schwierig, ein erfolgreiches Managen von Änderungen (Changes) über diese vielschichtige Infrastruktur hinweg kann ein “Alles oder Nichts” für ein Unternehmen bedeuten.
Hier nun die richtige Balance zwischen Agilität und Kontrolle zu finden, ist extrem kritisch für eine IT Organisation, die sowohl das Ziel hat, Risiko zu minimieren aber dennoch Business zu ermöglichen.
Dieses Webinar stellt die entscheidenden Grundlagen für einen neuen, modernen Ansatz im Change Management dar (der ebenfalls die Bereiche Configuration und Release Management tangiert), um es IT Abteilungen zu ermöglichen, Changes effektiver durchzuführen:
- Sinnvolle Automation: Eliminieren des Risikos und dies lieber früher als später durchführen
- Von Daten zu Einblicken gelangen: bessere Entscheidungsfindung mit kontextabhängigen Daten
- Gelegenheitsnutzer besser unterstützen: Einfache und intuitive Benutzererfahrung unterstützen
f you are planning on replacing your IT Service Management tool, it's critical to understand how the ITSM landscape is evolving and the important role Digital Service Management plays within the modern enterprise. In this webinar, Forrester Research showcases how to identify the key capabilities you should consider when evaluating solutions and selecting the right vendors for your short list of ITSM tools. Forrester Research Analyst Eveline Oehrlich leads the discussion about Digital Service Management and how it directly impacts ITSM.
Is Data Center Colocation the Right Approach for the Enterprise? A 451 Conversation with the CIO of NCR.
Large enterprises have traditionally owned and operated their own data centers. But the capital and personnel requirements of owning and operating your own data centers as well as the strategic distraction, are causing many enterprises to consider replacing their data centers with a mix of colocation and cloud computing.
In this webinar, Kelly Morgan, Vice President at 451 Research and one of the leading authorities on the economics and finances of the data center and hosting industries, will present the key considerations for enterprises as they evaluate colocation. Then, William VanCuren, Chief Information Officer at NCR, will join Kelly for a discussion on NCR’s hybrid cloud strategy, including their convergence of public cloud and colocation to support the enterprise
Join Eric Ogren, Senior Security Analyst at 451 Research, and Omri Iluz, CEO of PerimeterX, as they discuss how your best defense against automated website attacks rests with an approach founded on analyzing the behavior of humans and bots. 451 Research has talked with organizations that have saved millions in fraudulent transactions after embracing a behavioral analysis approach to security.
Sophisticated attackers are commercially motivated, using automated attacks to inflict damage. By abusing encoded business logic, they utilize real browsers to take over accounts, perform fraudulent purchases and scrape intellectual property, without triggering traditional security mechanisms. Through advanced techniques of cloaking from the world of malware, they disguise their nefarious intentions. Signature-based bot detection and WAFs are blind to these new threats, leaving your organization’s website defenseless.
In this webinar you will learn:
•How bots have evolved from simple scripts to sophisticated Man-in-the-Browser attacks
•How to protect against advanced modern attacks utilizing real-user browsers
•How to detect malicious behavior with Web Behavior Analytics (WBA) technologies
•Real-world attacks and how organizations use behavioral analysis to prevent them
•How to future-proof your business and your infrastructure
ITIL, also known as the Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is the global standard for IT best practices. In this short webcast, ITIL Author and Examiner Anthony Orr reviews the do's and don'ts for implementing a DevOps approach. He discusses the synergies between ITIL and IT Service Management and how to adopt the technology to best meet your needs. Learn best practices from ITIL v3 Master Anthony Orr.
ChangeGear Service Smart Technology takes advantage of big data and machine learning to deliver intelligent features that power a new era of ITSM. Intelligent features that augment user interactions and provides predictive analytics and recommendations in real-time based on your organization's historical data, knowledge base, and user interactions. The result is shorter staff training time, faster resolution times, and happier end users.
ITIL, also known as the Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is the global standard for IT best practices. In this short webcast, ITIL Author and Examiner Anthony Orr discusses best practices and common mistakes relating to implementing IT Problem Management processes within the enterprise. He also covers integrating your problem management processes with technology. Learn best practices from ITIL v3 Master Anthony Orr.
Database-as-a-service offers multiple potential benefits, including lower database licensing and infrastructure costs, faster time to application development, and reduced administration overheads. These benefits are most likely to be experienced by database administrators and architects, although senior decision-makers and business users also stand to gain from having on-demand access to database services, rather than waiting for databases to be configured and deployed on dedicated physical or virtual server infrastructure.
While 451 Research anticipates growing adoption of database-as-a-service (DBaaS), adoption is currently nascent compared with other cloud services, as enterprises look to make the most of their investments in on-premises database deployments, and also to identify the most appropriate workloads for transition or migration to DBaaS. This webinar explores the factors shaping those adoption trends, including the potential benefits and challenges to DBaaS adoption, the economics of the cloud as they relate to database workloads, and adoption lifecycles.
Based on research involving enterprises currently deploying database workloads in the cloud, the webinar will:
• Highlight the trends driving enterprises to move database workloads to the cloud
• Identify the challenges causing enterprises to be hesitant about migrating database workloads to the cloud
• Identify the use-cases that are prime candidates for migrating database workloads to the cloud
• Highlight the critical success factors for database migration to the cloud
In this fast moving and interactive session - featured at the ITSMF UK 2015 and ICS/ITSMF Ireland 2016 conferences - the itSMF UK Service Transition Specialist Interest Group take on the concept of applying “bi-modal IT” or “two speed ITIL”. Agile, DevOps, the culture of ‘doing more with less and quicker’ are all common examples of expectations on IT service providers in a world where the framework are geared more towards traditional approaches to service management.
By pitting traditional against ‘new thinking’ approaches across several Service Transition topics (Release Management, Service Catalogue and Early Life Support), the group share their experience on applying the different approaches.
You’ll get the chance to put your view across through a series of votes and open discussion slots throughout the session…time boxed of course!
Jon Morley – Service Transition Manager at University of Nottingham & Vice-Chair of itSMF UK Transition SIG
Vawns Murphy - Problem & Change Manager at Micro Focus
Matt Hoey - IS Change and Service Quality Manager at Grant Thornton UK LLP & Chair of itSMF UK Transition SIG
ITIL, also known as the Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is the global standard for IT best practices. Each stage of the entire ITIL Service Lifecycle provides value to the business. In this short webcast, ITIL v3 Master Anthony Orr discusses the Incident Management process as it relates to overall business strategy. He discusses the do's and don'ts in planning your Incident Management strategy. Learn best practices from ITIL from Author and Examiner Anthony Orr.
ITIL, also known as the Information Technology Infrastructure Library, is the global standard for IT best practices. In this short webcast, ITIL v3 Master Anthony Orr details what to plan for and pitfalls to avoid when implementing IT Change Management. He discusses the reasons why change management is important and how to direct it within your organization in order to reduce risk and support the overall strategy of the business. Learn best practices from ITIL from Author and Examiner Anthony Orr.
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
Historically IT asset management (ITAM) and IT service management (ITSM) have been managed as separate entities with separate teams and unconnected objectives. In reality they are highly dependent upon each other with intersecting processes and shared data. When processes, data and tools are combined, they bring considerable benefits - reflecting that the whole is considerably more effective than the sum of the parts. Ian Aitchison, ITSM&ITAM Product Director will explore the synergies between ITAM and ITSM, and the benefits an organisation can achieve with greater visibility into the assets that make up its business services.
Live from the 2016 Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit in Las Vegas, Katie Broderick of 451 Research will interview David Leighton, President of Women in Technology about a recent survey of 1,100 WITI members, which found that early STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) exposure is crucial and a variety of support mechanisms are needed to achieve women's goals in a predominantly male field.
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
ITOps and DevOps are polar opposites. One group wants to move fast and drive change; the other group is hard-wired to provide security and reliability.
Yet both groups have one common goal: to turbocharge performance and create innovative solutions to impact the business.
Learn how to achieve both objectives through lean thinking and collaboration in our webinar: Striking a Balance Between DevOps and ITOps. Troy DuMoulin, Vice President of Research and Development at Pink Elephant, will explore:
-How to deliver on four seemingly contradictory objectives: innovation, speed, security, and compliance
-Value-stream thinking vs. framework thinking
-Lean IT, DevOps, and agile development
-Why ITSM is critical in agile environments when defining non-functional requirements
Despite the rise of credential theft via phishing attacks and cyber-breaches, passwords alone are still the most common form of protection for employee accounts; many of which are used to gain access to sensitive data and systems. Not only are passwords often static, too easy to guess, and prone to theft, it’s also difficult to verify who is actually using them. These security issues with passwords are bringing two factor authentication to the spotlight, which enable a second security check beyond user name and password. Implementing this extra layer of security not only protects sensitive data and critical systems, but also verifies the user is who they say they are. This webinar will feature expert insight into multi-factor authentication technology and how organizations can shore up their security practices to better protect their networks and privileged accounts.
20-35% of all calls to the service-desk are related to password problems. Usually the main issue is considered to be the cost for the IT-department. Our statistics however indicate that the user value of self-service is most important!
To help the HPE and VIVIT community to get started with the self-service technology, we will introduce the FREE service from FastPass Cloud for VIVIT members from 2000-30,000 users in line with the offer together with HPE for Service Anywhere customers.
Join this webinar and learn how you can improve user productivity from the FREE FastPass Cloud service. You will also see how you can get high user acceptance with the extended FastPass.
For customers not prepared to go with Cloud FastPass, it is also available on-premise.
Join us in this webinar to discuss latest HPE Service Manager and ITSM Automation Suite innovations and learn about what is coming with the next releases. Topics we will look at include:
New service portal for HPE Service Manager based on HPE Propel technology for a superior user experience
End user chat using virtual agent and Big Data technologies for improved customer satisfaction
Native email integration leveraging Big Data analytics to decrease ticket handling times further
New innovations to leverage Chat for IT Operations Management use cases such as the major incident process
What’s the best way to enhance the sales and customer experience? Not quite sure what the answer is – don’t worry, every company finds themselves dwelling on how to accomplish this.
Join Kelly Ann Jourdain, Manager Technical Support at Global DMS and Carl Rio, Strategic Account Manager at NewVoiceMedia as they discuss how Global DMS tackled transforming their customer and sales engagement by increasing their speed of call resolution, eliminating their back-up call center, utilizing omni-channel and analytics to drive efficiency gains.
Hear how wellness corporation Curves Jenny Craig extended an enterprise-wide service delivery strategy beyond the four walls of IT - reducing costs by over $1M annually and improving customer satisfaction. Following up on her successes in leveraging the Cherwell Service Management dashboard capabilities to improve service experience and demonstrating service center value to senior management, Jamie Houlihan will share her recent achievements and insights gained by expanding Cherwell Service Management beyond the IT department to facilities, supply chain, self-service, and human resources.You will learn how Cherwell Service Management enabled Curves Jenny Craig to streamline and organize departmental operations and ultimately increasing the overall efficiency of their organization's many business processes.
IT organizations are being asked to cut costs while increasing productivity and identifying new ways to generate revenue. The first step in delivering value to an organization is empowering IT with the gift of sight. Sure, you can measure just about anything, but should you? More metrics does not equal better metrics. Not tracking trends over time, not setting goals, and not sharing metrics reports are common mistakes. The right metrics, tracked consistently, allow you identify areas for improvement and act on them. Join us as we discuss how an effective IT service management solution, coupled with the right metrics on your radar, can bring a new level of efficiency to IT.
Metrics we’ll focus on: Cost Per Ticket, Customer Satisfaction, Agent Utilization, First Touch Resolution, and Mean Time to Resolve.
Improving the efficiency of existing processes is critical for enterprises, and one of the first proof points of many big data projects. In the long-term enterprises may be looking for big data to generate revenue from new projects and applications, but proving the potential benefits by improving the efficiency of existing business processes – such as optimizing supply chains, or accelerating compliance – is a good place to start. Additionally, operating more efficiently at lower cost and with lower risk enables an organization to redirect budget towards driving growth.
Join Oracle and 451 Research for a webinar exploring how to make this operational efficiency possible through a combination of data management, statistical analysis and visualization.
Software Compliance--Are You Audit Ready? Software vendor audits are expensive, time consuming, and for most organizations, inevitable. You know it's coming - what can you do to make it less painful? In this webcast, we will cover how asset management simplifies proactive compliance, enabling you to discover software inventory and usage, and reduce time spent responding to an audit by up to 75%. Hear IT Asset Management expert Jeff Kelsey discuss how to reduce licensing risks and better respond to software requests as part of your overall ITAM strategy.
IT has grown up over the last 50 years as a conglomeration of hundreds of projects. And, for better or worse, IT is still in project mode. Someone (usually the business) has an idea to make things better, sells the idea to the executives, gets funding, writes a charter, and the merry-go-round begins. In most enterprises, the big picture doesn’t get propagated to the operational level. In delivering services to the business, even the PMO functions more like a traffic cop than a strategic advisor. Projects, by definition, have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Yet the business’s need for services and value from IT knows no end. The time has come to change the way IT approaches delivering services. IT needs to focus on providing agile, high-quality, ongoing services that the business needs and wants. IT must provide ongoing value to the business; all day, every day. Projects end, but well-designed services live on and on.
Best Practices means many different things to many different people, but there are some common themes across all contact centers where best practices can be applied. In this webinar we will discuss the Top 10 industry-proven Best Practices for Workforce Optimization and techniques for applying them to your contact center.
All facets of the business demand innovation from IT, but preparing for it requires scope, timing, vision, understanding the competitive landscape, and innovative business processes. This will require new roles, new approaches to funding special projects, value-based metrics, and controls to ensure that the shifts aren't seismic. In this session we'll look at examples of businesses that used big data and analytics, mobile, social media, IoT, or other disruptive technologies to revolutionize their business model, and we'll provide steps that can assist your journey.
In this session we explore the concepts of ‘value’ and the challenges facing IT service providers in conveying the value being provided from their IT services and the capabilities of their people. Where customers are unsure of the value provided, then this brings into sharp focus cost and value for money.
A CSI strategy based on a ‘Marginal Gains’ approach recognises that with existing IT services there are always opportunities to add value to the customer from low or no cost enhancements. However, there is no value in CSI if your customers don’t recognise it.
The benefits of CSI need to be communicated and explained in business and customer terms to all relevant stakeholders. This requires the IT service provider to recognise the strategic importance of managing customer perception and developing a communications strategy that provides timely, targeted and relevant information to customers on the value being provided.
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
Continual Service Improvement is usually based on the plan–do–check–act (PDCA) cycle. PDCA emerged in the manufacturing era with much emphasis on statistical control. But what if the nature of the environment is more emergent than deterministic? Can the PDCA cycle still be applied and if so, how?
This presentation explores the diverse nature of (organisational) systems, focusing on the relationship between cause and effect. It is based on Dave Snowden’s sense-making Cynefin framework. Snowden distinguishes between 4 system domains. In the Obvious and Complicated domains, systems are predictable; whereas in the Complex and Chaotic domains, they are not.
The main takeaway from this presentation is a better understanding of the nature of systems, and knowing how best to act within the PDCA cycle.
Mark Smalley, also known as The IT Paradigmologist, is specialized in Application Management and Business Information Management. Mark is an IT Management Consultant at Smalley.IT and Ambassador at the ASL BiSL Foundation. He is also affiliated with AllThingsITSM, APMG International, BrightTALK, BRM Institute, GamingWorks, IT4IT Forum, ITPreneurs, Pink Elephant, Taking Service Forward, Topconf, and Van Haren Publishing. Mark has reached out to thousands of IT professionals at more than 100 events in more than 20 countries. Connect with him @marksmalley & www.linkedin.com/in/marksmalley.