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Event Listing: itSMF Ireland, 8th October, Dublin

The ITSM Review are pleased to announce that we will be Media Sponsors at the upcoming itSMF Ireland Annual Conference in Dublin on 8th October 2015. ‘itSMF Ireland aims to provide a forum for our membership to enable them to exchange views, share experiences and participate in the continuous development and promotion of best practice and standards, through a range of services that delivers... 

Coming Soon: Incident Management Group Test

Next on the chopping block for our independent reviews: The workhorse of ITSM; Incident Management Our next Group Test will explore the core deliverable of Service Management: Incident Management. Our Group Tests review and compare the features and strengths of technology for a particular use case. The aim of the review is to support prospective buyers with their selection process by providing features... 

Atlassian tops table for customer satisfaction, 17 tools ranked by customers at #SITS15

The ITSM Review team recently attended the ITSM trade show SITS15 to collect customer reviews of ITSM tools for our new sister site: TOOLS ADVISOR. We wanted to know how SITS15 visitors rated their ITSM tools: How did they rate the tool? is it good value for money? Are the support team responsive, did tool buyers receive a good level of support? How satisfied were they with the product and how likely... 

Enterprise Opinions Cup – Call for Drivers

Do you consider yourself as a frustrated Lewis Hamilton, or are you more like Maureen from Driving School? Do you like the thrill of speed, the competitive nature of racing and the smell of burning rubber? Let’s face it, it’s more likely that we’ll be like Maureen from Driving School. We are, after all, ITAM and ITSM professionals, not racing drivers! However, our Go Karting charity... 

Podcast Episode 10 – Self Service & Automation

In Episode 10 of the podcast Barclay Rae discusses the Self Service and automation with Simon Kent, Chief Innovation Officer at Sollertis Limited, Doug Tedder, ITSM Consultant at Tedder Consulting LLC  and Eddie Vidal, Manager of the UMIT Service Desk at the University of Miami. Topics include: What is self service? The disconnect between domestic self service and ITSM self service Self service... 

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...