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Data Driven Automation ITSM & Skynet; LOGICnow Global Survey Results

A sparkly new global survey from LOGICnow shows that data-driven automation is imminent among IT service providers. Introduction: LOGICnow have recently released the results of a survey into data driven automation in the ITSM community. The results overwhelmingly suggest that data driven automation is becoming an important trend in the ITSM world with over 44% of IT Service Providers & MSPs calling... 

ITSM Tools, Service Delivery & Being Awesome; EasyVista Are Leading The Way In Digitisation

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Being just “good enough” isn’t good enough any more. We live in an age of innovation and CSI; where we need to be continually adapting to changing business priorities and finding ways to be leaner and more agile in our delivery. But let’s face it, how does that work in the real world? A real world where budgets are limited, resources are stretched... 

SIAM Group Test – The Results

This group test is a review of software products and vendors in the service integration and management (SIAM) market area. Our remit was to explore how toolsets can support and optimise SIAM. SIAM Overview SIAM is a framework for managing multiple suppliers of information technology services and integrating them to provide a single business-facing IT organisation. The starting point for SIAM is the... 

ServiceNow Forum Event Schedule

It’s ServiceNow baby! ServiceNow have announced their Now Forum event schedule for Europe and will be visiting Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and London in October. Now Forums are events for ServiceNow customers and partners and are packed with content covering everything from key note speeches and real life customer case studies to thought leadership and sparkly new functionality. Booking Details... 

Guest Post: How To Staff Your Windows 10 Migration Team Properly

Guest post from Juriba: Your business has been relying on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 for some time now, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that you will soon need to have things ready for a transition to Microsoft’s latest offering — Windows 10. With Windows 10 comes a set of changes that your IT team may not yet be entirely familiar with, such as new security configurations, how to handle... 

Coming Soon – Reporting & Analytics Group Test

Ta dah! Preview of coming attractions – our sparkly new reporting & analytics group test! Our next group test will explore how reporting & analytics can support your IT organisation and will look at the following areas: Format & view options Reactive metrics Proactive metrics Integration CSI The research will highlight competitive differentiators; feature key strengths and showcase... 

Integration, Bow Ties & Service Catalogues; Cherwell SIAM Survey Results

Andy White, Cherwell     Our friends over at Cherwell recently conducted a survey on all things SIAM and I was lucky enough to catch up with Andy White, Vice president & General Manager for EMEA to talk through some of the findings.     Andy’s take on SIAM: “SIAM provides a performance regime to govern and control so organisations only pay for things they can use and access.... 

Supercharging Your Service Delivery Using SIAM

The lovely people at Cherwell invited me to join one of their webinars to talk about SIAM so here is the link to the recording! My session was all about how ITIL and SIAM can be used to take your service provision from good to “let’s rock this!” The world and its mum knows that ITIL is the globally recognised framework for ITSM best practice but in a world where outsourcing, co sourcing and multi... 
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Major Survival Incident Kit – What’s In Yours?

Thanks @TOPdesk_UK for the sparkly survival kit. Loving your work! pic.twitter.com/mevMrJMPzO — vawns (@vawns) June 21, 2016 Following a sparkly pressie from the guys at TOPdesk, we got to thinking here at Enterprise Opinions towers about what should go in our emergency kit for dealing with Major Incidents. Coffee! To be fair, my Starbucks habit is slightly worrying but staying caffeinated helps... 

Batman, SIAM and Mean Time Between Ass Kickings: SITS16 Recap

It’s the London Olympia baby! Last week was the 2016 Service Desk & IT Support Show or SITS for short. SITS is a annual, free event in central London dedicated to all things tech support and ITSM related. First time this decade that #SITS16 has gone ahead without a train strike or pouring rain https://t.co/bxkMaOQ1TV — Stuart Rance (@StuartRance) June 6, 2016 #ITSM #IT #ServiceDesk pro's...