Managing a Service Desk in today’s lightning-fast IT world is challenging in the best of circumstances. As such we reach for each and every tool that we can bring to bear to give supervisors, managers, and directors the edge they need to lead their teams towards success.
Matthew Aaron, Service Desk Supervisor for Independence Blue Cross, completely transformed his team by establishing strong metric analysis and by using this data to guide decision making. Spend some time with Matt learning how he created real, actionable results for his team simply by changing the numbers and how they were looked at.
Given the lightning fast pace of growth in technology, the marketplace, regulatory changes and business trends, it is no wonder that our environments are constantly changing. As service providers, we are adding new technologies, seeking ways to adapt to new demands, and always driving to improve our service.
Ruth Balton (Director of Service Delivery) and Matthew Aaron (Supervisor of the Service Desk) from Independence Blue Cross will discuss the myriad of changes that have occurred within their organization over the past year and take a look at their successes, challenges and lessons learned from managing the Service Desk. Join the discussion to learn how they are turning the challenges of change into opportunities for progress.
Every organization, at one point or another, will need to utilize the capabilities and advantages that a service desk brings, with the end goal being complete satisfaction for end-users while maintaining business SLAs and expectations. Finding the balance between these goals can be challenging for any organization, but with the help of proper strategies and best practices, your business can expect to see immediate returns from your efforts.
Join George Spalding, Executive Vice President of Pink Elephant, and Adam OBrien, Product Marketing Manager for SunView Software, as they outline 5 key ways that your organization’s service desk can be optimized to fit the ever expanding needs of the digital enterprise.
La ponencia quiere servir de base para identificar qué tendencias pueden formar parte de un plan director de un Service Desk (SD). En función de los objetivos de un SD, el responsable del mismo puede
identificar cuáles de las tendencias pueden aplicar, y dónde y qué valor pueden generar, de cara a definir el Plan Director de su SD.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a very large, multi-faceted organization with a significant IT presence. A ten year veteran of the IT customer support industry, Phil will discuss his organization’s challenges, trials and tribulations, and successes as they evolved from a Help Desk to an IT Service Management focused Service Desk.
Phil’s presentation covers: the transformation of their very large internal organization – what was the “before” picture and how they determined what needed to change; how they articulated a vision and set objectives; the process of creating buy-in from skeptical IT service partners and customers in adopting the necessary ITIL processes – what worked and why; the process used to select and implement the right tools to support the objectives; steps taken to “cement” a service-based climate and a summary of major improvements made that radically changed IT support.
Outgrowing your old help desk tool? Curious how an ITIL-based solution could elevate your organization?
Join Luke Grimstrup, product manager for GoToAssist, as he explores how using a service desk over a ticketing tool can help you deliver better customer support.
Attend this live webinar to learn:
• The differences between a ticketing tool and a service desk solution
• What ITIL is and why it matters
• How to make a smooth transition to a service desk
• And more…
Is the user experience with the Service Desk at your organization good, but at the same time, feels like something is missing? The Service Catalog may just be the thing that would fill in what’s missing. But wait a minute—isn’t the Service Catalog an outcome of strategy? Doesn’t the Service Catalog reflect those services that the ‘customers’ of IT have agreed to fund? How can defining a Service Catalog help the Service Desk, which primarily interacts with the ‘consumers’ of IT? In this session, Doug Tedder discusses five PDG (Pretty Darn Good) ways having a Service Catalog enhances the Service Desk.Read more >
Reach Help Desk Nirvana! How nice would it be for IT and the service desk team to have the ability to actually prevent incidents and resulting “tickets”? Now is the time to get on the road to a ticketless service desk. In this webinar, we will discuss social self-service and actionable “Big Data” analytic approaches that improve service quality and staff efficiency. We will look at how these capabilities come together with automation to provide the connected intelligence required to succeed in an ever changing and demanding IT world.
• IT can support and then leverage social collaboration as users help each other and themselves
• Agents and service desk analysts can be responsive when “tickets” are created to identify trends and remediate appropriately
Whether we like it or not, there is a truth about performance in a service provider organization: You can meet every contractual obligation and still have an upset customer!
Today’s service providers, given the current economic climate, aren’t in a position to just lose customers over what they consider to be “insignificant issues.” They need to be just as concerned about operational efficiency as they are about customer satisfaction.
Unfortunately, most organizations are still selecting metrics based upon “best practices,” framework-specific recommendations or “the way that we’ve always done things around here.” It’s unlikely that any of these approaches are going to provide the right mix to give you the needed visibility or flexibility to move into the next evolution of your service desk.
Please join us for this important session, where we will examine a new basis upon which to consider metrics and some concrete steps you can take to move your organization forward.
Gains in service desk efficiency are not always readily apparent or easy to achieve when you are constantly navigating through daily challenges. A different perspective and some experience-based hindsight can help you see the main obstacles and set a course for success.
- Explore a proven service management framework
- Discuss challenges and effective uses associated with data analytics
- Hear about proven practices and case study examples
Join us for this interactive discussion with Ed Vaccaro, Global VP of Product Management, Edge Service Management by Unisys, and Dan Huberty, CTO and VP of Portfolio and Solutions Management, where we will discuss the importance of analytics and aligning your service strategy around the needs and wants of your employees. Taking an integrated approach - people, process and technology - to define the goals for transforming your organization is central to improving your agility and institutionalizing a services-based focus to achieve a true measure of operational excellence.
Many corporate IT service desks continue to be under pressure to deliver better IT support – with end users and customers demanding increased efficiency and a better service, and likely at a lower cost. Service desks can’t afford to stand still, and thus the improvement of their operations, and of IT support overall, should be a crucial part of any corporate IT organization’s strategy and roadmap. It’s a tough ask though – as, after enduring over a decade of budget cuts, finding ways to improve the service desk might appear difficult, especially when operating with limited funding and people.
Thankfully though, customer engagement and support advancements, including improved support technologies, can provide an easier route to both tangible service desk efficiencies and customer-facing improvements. So please attend this webinar for practical help with five opportunities to improve your service desk operations, and the value it ultimately provides to their business, across:
1. Meeting consumer-world-driven expectations of access and communication channels (and the people involved within them)
2. Offering knowledge management capabilities that actually work (for end users and service desk agents)
3. Increasing employee self-service adoption and value
4. Automating wherever possible (including the use of machine learning)
5. Getting more out of your ITSM solution (or investing in one that delivers more)
About The Presenters:
Principal Analyst, ITSM.tools
Stephen Mann is Principal and Content Director at the ITSM-focused industry analyst firm ITSM.tools. Also an independent IT and IT service management marketing content creator, and a frequent blogger, writer, and presenter on the challenges and opportunities for IT service management professionals.
Product Marketing Manager, SunView Software
When it comes to measuring the performance of a Service Desk, what are the right metrics to use and the right ways to measure? There is a lot of good advice on this topic already, but in this webinar, Rob England brings the IT Skeptic's critical approach to the question, and looks at:
* What are the right metrics
* How to achieve a balanced view
* Being careful in interpreting the results
Too many organizations settle for resolution times and call numbers to measure their Service Desk performance. Learn how these are not only not enough, but may not be the right metrics at all!
Service catalogs are one of those service desk terms we've all heard of, but some of us do not have the time, resources, or a clear idea of how to create and manage an effective one. With a little bit of thought and planning, the service catalog can become one of the most valuable artifacts of your entire ITSM implementation. Doug Tedder, ITSM and IT governance consultant, will provide:
* Critical factors to consider before developing your service catalog
* The top things companies don't think about when thinking about a service catalog
* Tips to consider before implementing and managing an effective service catalog
About the Presenter:
Doug Tedder is the principal of Tedder Consulting LLC, an ITSM and IT governance consulting practice. Doug is a strategic, innovative, and solutions-driven service management professional with more than twenty five years of experience across a variety of industries. He is a resourceful, pragmatic, and hands-on leader with a proven track record of success implementing ITSM processes, focusing on value delivery and organizational transformation.
Doug is a Fellow in Service Management (FSM), an ITIL Expert and v2 Service Manager, and a certified ISO/IEC 20000 Consultant Manager. He holds all of the ITIL Capability certificates, and he’s a certified ITIL Foundation trainer. As an active volunteer within the ITSM community, Doug is a frequent presenter at industry user group meetings, webinars, and conventions. He is also a former president of itSMF USA.
An overview of best practices in Service Desk Performance Measurement.
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In this webcast, MetricNet will share the key success factors in performance measurement from the industry's top performing Service Desks!
The Service Desk is at the frontlines of a changing landscape in IT. IT is now, more than ever, required to provide 100% uptime of their services, and provide them to users anytime and anywhere – thanks in large part to the growth in new consumer apps and services accessed through mobile devices.
To support this demand the service desk must be aware of and prepared for several key trends:
•Mobile. More and more, users are accessing their services through their mobile devices. Powerful trends are shaping the mobile world that will impact the Service Desk. We in the service desk must adapt, but what does that mean?
•Service Availability. Users expect their services to always be up – just like they experience with their other mobile apps and should there be an issue, they expect it to be resolved immediately. What can the Service Desk to make this dream a reality?
•New Technologies. Prompted by this need for always-on, mobile-available services, infrastructure teams are looking toward newer technologies such as public clouds, software defined networking (SDN), and hyperconverged architectures. How does this impact the Service Desk?
Join, Chris Marsh, lead mobility analyst at 451 research, Chris Dunn, Global Director of Product marketing for EasyVista, and Bruce Aboudara SVP at Scalable Software as they discuss the key trends the service desk need to know about as well as actions the service desk can take to capitalize on those trends.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Chris Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org
We may not have flying cars yet but the self-driving car is actually beginning its infancy. With all the technology swirling around us and in our pockets and purses surely the paradigm of the Service Desk has changed as well. Yes and No. Today’s users are bright and more tech-savvy in terms of using technology than ever before. As long as it works. But when something doesn't quite work, they want to solve it themselves using the easiest means at their disposal, Google, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. This might work well from their perspective but not from ours.
Join George Spalding, Executive Vice President, Pink Elephant, as he focuses on the evolution of the Service Desk and what’s in store for the next 5 years.
"Putting the Right People in the Right Places"
This presentation will focus on the human element of one of the most important functions within an IT environment. Establishing and optimizing your Local or Centralized Service Desk begins with hiring the right people, and placing them in positions that will help your organization succeed.
Are you really connected with your customers?
Today’s customer expectations are higher than ever for what they expect from IT and their service desk. Do you have the necessary strategies and tools in place to meet those expectations? What can you do to move yourself closer to understanding your customers needs and become the leading service provider to the business?
In this session, we will discuss what some of the key elements are to successfully planning, implementing and delivering a higher level of service for your customers. We’ll look at how platforms and technologies such as Service Catalogs, Voice Automation and Social Collaboration can help you extend your reach into the business. We’ll also discuss some of the key challenges facing IT departments and the Service Desk and what you can do to overcome those challenges.