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Five Ways to Power Up in Q1 (and make this year your strongest yet!)

Sid Suri, Vice President of Marketing for Atlassian’s JIRA Service Desk This article has been contributed by Sid Suri, Vice President of Marketing for Atlassian’s JIRA Service Desk   Are you ready for 2015? January is behind us—already—and everyone is still scrambling to finish any leftover projects from 2014. Additionally, businesses are knee-deep in forecasting this year’s budgets... 

Collaboration – The Unconquered Peaks

Philippa Hale of Open Limits Ltd This article has been contributed by Philippa Hale, Director and Senior Consultant at Open Limits Ltd.   Collaboration, across diverse teams and between levels of the hierarchy remain the twin, unconquered peaks for many organisations. This is also true of collaboration internally, within IT functions. Poor collaboration is often revealed to be the fatal flaw... 

Enterprise Service Management – Enabling Value Delivery Outside IT

The lines between departments are often blurred and requests can be passed around or come to a complete standstill Enterprise Service Management – Enabling Value Delivery Outside IT is a guest post by Darroll Buytenhuys, Chief Operating Officer at Samanage   In IT we often forget this, but we aren’t the only department that provides internal services within an organization. HR, facilities,... 

ITSM Evolution – Practical Steps to Stay Current

Using ITSM solutions can be like rummaging through a garage full of old tools that you rarely use in order to find one or two tools that you do ITSM Evolution – Practical Steps to Stay Current is a guest post contributed by Dirk Anderson, Head of Product at RedPixie   With the growth in BYOD and the consumerisation of devices, more and more enterprises are adapting the way that they use... 

Quick guide to SIAM

This article has been contributed by Jan Vromant, Product Manager at Fruition Partners. Many silo-based IT departments and service providers fail to deliver on their promises of cost savings, service improvements, and innovation. In addition, the finger-pointing among multiple internal and external suppliers and often inflexible contractual constraints render it difficult to address market challenges... 

Implement Enterprise Request Management in Five Straightforward Steps

 This article has been contributed by John Sundberg, Co-founder and President of Kinetic Data. John Sundberg A new approach to service request management is gaining ground in companies around the globe. Called Enterprise Request Management, or ERM, this framework is finding favor with organizations because it allows them to take an incremental and evolutionary approach to centralizing and modifying... 

Eight Principles for Transforming Cybersecurity

Enterprises today not only have to defend their assets – they must hunt. This article was contributed by Robert Stroud, Vice President at CA Technologies. Just five short years ago, cybercrime represented just 1% of all economic crime (source: PricewaterhouseCoopers, Global State of Information Security Survey, 2011). By 2011, that number jumped to 23%, and we can continue to expect those numbers... 

Change and Release Management: What are they? What’s missing?

Daniel Breston This article was contributed by Daniel Breston, Consultant at Qriosity Limited. I was recently challenged by Mike Orzen (co-founder of Lean in IT practises and my mentor) to answer a simple question: what do you think the purpose of change and release management is in ITIL or any other IT best practice framework? I started by asking what aren’t they? Change is not about doing the... 

Building the business case for configuration management

Carlos Casanova This article has been contributed by Carlos Casanova from K2 Solutions Group.  At last year’s itSMF USA conference in Nashville I had the pleasure of meeting Dagfinn Krog from itSMF Norway. We had a great conversation regarding configuration management and The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, and during the conversation, there were some references to attending the conference in Norway,... 

Enterprise Mobility Management: Concepts in Endpoint Management

Robert Casetta The following article has been contributed by Roberto Casetta, Vice President EMEA, at FrontRange. Empowering a mobile workforce is essential in any modern enterprise to meet business goals and remain competitive.  Mobility increases end user productivity, agility and job satisfaction, resulting in improved business performance.  Although workforce mobility is most often associated...