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Podcast Episode 5: SDI Winners "Less about IT and more about Service"

Thanks to our friends at SysAid for sponsoring this podcast. Episode 5 of the ITSM Review podcast hosted by Barclay Rae and Rebecca Beach. Guests: Karen Taylor, Service Delivery, CoSocius [Winner: Best Large Service Desk] Kirsty Watson, Service Manager, O2 UK [Winner: SDI 5 Star Accreditation] Sarah Lahav, CEO, SysAid Technologies [Winner: Best Vendor Customer Service Award] Agenda This podcast... 

Advice for Building Your House of Change Management

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often” – Winston Churchill It’s inevitable that we will encounter change throughout our personal and professional lives. New products are launched by businesses; people move house and football teams get promoted (but sadly not my beloved Derby County this season). Many organisations will have some sort of Change process, but in my experience,... 

Next Generation Service Desk: Are you prepared?

Nev Wilshire keynoting at SDI Last week The ITSM Review was the Social Partner at the annual Service Desk Institute (SDI) conference. The tagline was “be inspired, take action, and be better” and I certainly get the impression that delegates left the conference with a big to-do list for improvement. Despite the strong emphasis on the “future of technology” in the agenda, for me the primary... 

"You need to practice what you preach" says Ken Gonzalez (Video)

This interview was filmed at the Pink Elephant Conference and features Ken Gonzalez, Service Management Consultant at Engaged Consulting Inc, discussing his views on ITSM. In Summary In addition, Ken also talks about: His work with AXELOS Shadow IT Best practice frameworks, and whether ITIL is still relevant Please note that owing to this interview being filmed live at the Pink Elephant event,... 

Running Your Change Management Process

“When implementing Changes it’s not just a case of hitting a bit red button and shouting “fly my pretties, fly” to an imaginary army of flying monkeys” Following on from my previous post about surviving implementation, here’s some advise on running your Change Management process aka The Day Job. In Change Management your key areas to focus on are: Recording and processing the Change Change... 

BYOD concerns? It's time to dust off the ITIL service strategy book!

It’s time to grab the duster to dust off your ITIL service strategy book At this year’s itSMF Australia LEADIT14 Conference I am speaking about what the BYOD revolution means for ITSM evolution. I will be looking at each of the 26 ITIL processes and how they will need to change or adapt in the face of BYOD. Whether we like it or not, BYOD is here to stay Recent research by Gartner states that... 

Change, Configuration and Release Review – The results (2014)

This is a competitive review of software vendors who offer Change, Configuration and Release capabilities as part of their IT service management (ITSM) solution. Products reviewed: Axios Cherwell ITinvolve TOPdesk Change, Configuration and Release 2014 Best in Class ITinvolve has taken huge strides in the ITSM arena with Service Manager by embracing the adage “knowledge is power”.  We feel that... 

Review: TOPdesk for Change, Configuration and Release

TOPdesk This independent review is part of our Change, Configuration and Release Review. Change, Configuration and Release Review Overview and Terms Also participating – Axios, Cherwell, ITinvolve Executive Summary Elevator Pitch TOPdesk 5 is a visually pleasing and easy to navigate tool.TOPdesk’s modular structure accommodates a wide range of requirements from different-sized organisations.... 

Review: ITinvolve for Change, Configuration and Release [BEST IN CLASS]

ITinvolve This independent review is part of our Change, Configuration and Release Review. Change, Configuration and Release Review Overview and Terms Also participating – Axios, Cherwell, TOPdesk Executive Summary Elevator Pitch ITinvolve Service Manager is a progressive and ambitious product.Uniquely combining knowledge capture, analysis, and social collaboration, Service Manager proactively... 

Review: Cherwell for Change, Configuration and Release

Cherwell Service Management This independent review is part of our Change, Configuration and Release Review. Change, Configuration and Release Review Overview and Terms Also participating – Axios, ITinvolve, TOPdesk Executive Summary Elevator Pitch Cherwell Service Management® is a functionality-rich and user friendly tool. The flexibility of Cherwell Service Management allows customers... 

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