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Hiring the right people for your Service Desk

Hiring people for a service desk is a major challenge, but an important one. Without good people, even the best processes and tools will fail to deliver high quality services and support. So where do you start? Planning out a recruitment process is critical to helping you find the right person quickly. IT Recruitment is complex and requires good project management (although it is a process that rarely... 

The Top Five Worries for IT Service Managers

What keeps you up at night? This article has been contributed by Teon Rosandic, VP EMEA at xMatters. What keeps you up at night? People love to ask business leaders this question. You can find the worries for IT service managers in the headlines of your favorite news sources every day. IT service managers have to contend with everything from routine service tickets to critical connectivity outages.... 

ITSM Industry Roundup

Fetching you the news! No time to read all the interesting info floating around social media and appearing in your inbox? Read our round up of what we’ve found interesting this week. Firms failing on security basics, says Websense – Businesses still failing on the basic requirements for information security such as visibility of their data assets, says security firm Websense. Read more here ITIL... 

Ranking ITSM tools by customer satisfaction

We are introducing a new directory for ITSM tools called Tools Advisor. The aim is to build a definitive industry directory of ITSM tools in one place to help prospective buyers with tool selection. We’ve begun our directory with a review of 14 different ITSM tools. See www.toolsadvisor.net Write a review Do you agree with our rankings? As well as our own independent reviews of tools, we also... 

Competition: itSMF UK 2014 Ticket!

Win a ticket to the itSMF UK 2014 Conference As part of our Media Partnership with the itSMF UK Conference and Exhibition, 10th – 11th November at Novotel London West, we have a free ticket worth £1,090 to giveaway to one lucky reader. Last year reader Gregory Bayliss-Hall triumphed with his submission and you can read his experiences of the event here. The free ticket will include: Entry to... 

Are you passionate about ITSM?

Serving worldwide ITSM professionals since 2011 ITSM Review is a well-respected and independent voice in the ITSM market. As a high growth business we are now on the hunt for a talented and passionate individual to join our growing team. Who are Enterprise Opinions?  Enterprise Opinions owns and operates two niche IT communities: The ITAM Review and The ITSM Review. Our mission is to provide independent... 

A five step framework for business oriented metrics

A practical look at why some metrics programs fail while others are successful, along with some tips you can use to kick your metrics up a notch. Introduction I was math-challenged as a child and hatred of anything having to do with numbers followed me into adulthood. This hatred remained with me until I became a manager and needed to begin proving the work my team was doing or understanding where... 

Book Review: Kanban from the inside

Kanban from the inside by Mike Burrows Over the weekend I read through Mike Burrows’ new book “Kanban from the Inside” which was hot off the press, newly released this month. Mike works as UK Director of DJAA – David J Anderson & Associates, relevant because David is considered to be the father of Kanban as it’s applied to knowledge work and IT. I’ve followed David’s writing and... 

Getting your ITSM questions answered

Do you have questions about ITSM? At The ITSM Review, we come across a range of IT service management professionals, covering the full spectrum of experience. Within our community of contributors and visitors, you’re rubbing shoulders with experienced ITSM practitioners, industry analysts and commentators, and those who may have been assigned their first service management improvement project. Where... 

Scrum vs Kanban

Is this an Alligator or Crocodile? Read this article to find out (Oh… and you might learn about Kanban and Scrum too!) What are the differences between Scrum and Kanban anyway? When you’re studying two similar animals from different species – I don’t know, lets use crocodiles and alligators – it’s easier to spot the similarities than the differences. I’ll give you one now...