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Live from LEADit, Conference Review

Meeting April Allen (@knowledgebird) at LEADit – the itSMFA conference DAY ONE I’m at the itSMF Australia LEADit conference in Melbourne. It started with a buzz of excitement with a healthy turnout of 674 expected during the 3 days. The opening ceremony from itSMFA Chair Kathryn Heaton and Australian politician Gordon Rich-Phillips were very positive about the state of ITSM in Australia and... 

Live from LEADit: REA smashing IT department stereotypes

I’m at ‘LeadIT‘, itSMF Australia’s annual conference. In this article I share how REA have transformed the image of their IT department. Nigel Dalton keynoted at LeadIT and Damian Fasciani led a breakout session. How REA transformed IT There’s a certain stereotype that comes to mind when we talk about enterprise IT support teams; it’s a bunch of dudes, (usually), sitting... 

Technology Review: DAMEWARE REMOTE SUPPORT V11.0.0

This is an independent review of Dameware Remote Support. AT A GLANCE A global leader in the market of service automation software and remote management, SolarWinds mission is to provide purpose-built products designed to make IT professional’s jobs easier. This review takes a look at the core capabilities, the route to market, competitive strengths and weaknesses, product development roadmap and... 

Social IT in the enterprise: Getting past the hype

Can social IT crack open information stuck in departmental silos and improve IT department to business communications? Social IT has generated a lot of hype over the last few years but many organizations have been left wondering how to turn the grand theory into practice – in a way that delivers tangible results for the business. People know what social media is; they just don’t know how to transfer... 

Enterprise Release Management Tools Group Test

The ITSM Review will be performing a deep dive review of Enterprise Release Management tools. This article provides an introduction to Enterprise Release Management (ERM) and a high level summary of typical functionality. Notes This group test will be conducted by Rebecca Beach, our ITSM Analyst, and Rob Spencer, Change and Release specialist and vice-chair of the UK itSMF Transition SIG. We’ve... 

New CEO of itSMF UK says, “ITSM needs to broaden its outlook”

“…ITSM does need to broaden its outlook. ITSM needs to adapt to manage today’s more complex environment and wider developments – for instance, issues like cloud computing, social media, BYOD, big data and the huge growth of mobile. If it doesn’t, ITSM may possibly run the risk of withering into an outdated set of processes. “ I recently chatted to the new CEO of itSMF UK, Mike... 

LEADIT Preview: Suresh GP and an introduction to Governance

Suresh GP (bottom row 3rd from right) opening the Chennai chapter of itSMF India on 1st August 2014. Suresh will present at the LEADIT conference in Melbourne Australia on the 13th to 15th August. In the run up this year’s itSMF Australia LEADIT14 conference I chatted with Suresh GP about his session entitled “Governance – custodian to changing business trends and IT landscape”. Q. ITSM Review:... 

Outside IT Group Test – The Results

Cherwell, Samanage, ServiceNow and TOPdesk reviewed for their capabilities and approach to delivering services outside the IT department I am pleased to share my latest analysis for The ITSM Review: Outside IT. This is a review of how IT service management (ITSM) tools might be used beyond the IT department. It explores how traditional ITSM tools, typically used for IT service and support, can be used...