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ITSM Conferences & Events

I find attending conferences and events extremely useful. There is a wealth of experience and knowledge in the shape of industry experts, vendors and people like you and me who have already gone through those pain points we are currently dealing with. All we have to do is listen, take notes and grab handouts. Useful as conferences are I, like many of you, do not always have the ability to take a day... 

Certification Spotlight: PMP or ITIL Expert?

I’ve seen various posts and conversations over the last year or so on certification where the recurring question is posed…   PMP or ITIL Expert? Some may consider that the PMP certification is only useful for Project Managers or that the ITIL Expert certification only for ITSM professionals. This would be a limited view on the usefulness of both certifications. Either pursuit will certainly... 

The End (to-End) is Nigh!

The way we consider, design and operate ‘End-to-End’ IT is about to end, or at least going to go through a fundamental change. There are plenty of evidence points; Shadow IT. Analyst organisational restructures. M&A transactions. Converging technologies. Current cost of I&O. The P&L’s of many organisations. New roles emerging in the enterprise such as the CDO – Chief Data Officer…The... 

Podcast Episode 9 – SLM & the Currency of Business

In Episode 9 of the podcast, SLM and the Currency of Business, Barclay Rae and myself discuss Service Level Management with Clive Davey, IT Service Level Manager at a leading financial institution in the UK. Topics include: Business currency Cost versus value Collaboration Real business risk and impact ‘We the business’ View all our podcasts on SoundCloud or iTunes. Image Credit Rebecca BeachOur... 

Review: Outside IT 2014

To download the full report as a PDF please visit : http://download.itassetmanagement.net/outside-it/ This is a competitive review of software vendors who offer Outside IT capabilities as part of their IT service management (ITSM) solution. Products reviewed: Cherwell Service Management Samanage ServiceNow TOPdesk   Outside IT 2014 – Best in Class In The ITSM Review’s opinion, ServiceNow... 

Proactive Problem Management Review [2014] – The Results

This is a competitive review of software vendors who offer proactive problem management capabilities as part of their IT service management (ITSM) tool. Products reviewed: Freshservice Nexthink ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus Alemba vFire [BEST IN CLASS]  Proactive Problem Management 2014  There seems to be a imbalance within proactive problem management and alerting generally that means that either... 

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.enterpriseopinions.com Write a review Do you agree with our rankings? As well as our own independent reviews of tools,... 

ITSM Tools Universe Preview: How aligned are ITSM tool vendors to their customers?

Rebecca Beach has been locked away in ITSM Review labs reviewing technology and crunching numbers for the last few months in preparation for our ITSM Tools Universe research. I am very pleased to say that we’ll be lifting the lid on the research in the next few weeks. In this article I’ll provide a quick preview. How customizable is your ITSM tool? ITSM Review readers have told us the ability... 

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... 

Knowledge14, steal like an artist

In this article, I hope to capture my thoughts and experiences from Knowledge14, the ServiceNow annual conference. See an early preview from the first day here [Live from Knowledge14 – ServiceNow preview Kanban visual tasks boards] Steal like an artist Fred Luddy, CPO and Founder of ServiceNow, quoted Steve Jobs during his keynote: “Good artists copy, great artists steal” ~ Steve Jobs Fred was...