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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... 

Start your ITSM improvement journey now (with a little help from your friends at AXELOS)

Yesterday, AXELOS launched a brand new competition aimed at helping IT professionals kick-start and/or revive their ITSM initiatives. With the help of independent, industry experts, AXELOS will be providing entrants with a list of tasks, along with practical guidance on how to successfully complete them in order to start people out on their journey of ITSM improvement. The purpose AXELOS’s objective... 

Live from Knowledge14 – ServiceNow preview Kanban visual task boards

Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, home of Knowledge14 I’m in sunny San Francisco, California for ServiceNow’s annual user conference; Knowledge14. ServiceNow are expecting a mind boggling 6,000 attendees over the next few days – making it arguably the largest worldwide event in the ITSM field. Knowledge14 also includes 300 specialist breakout seminars and lab sessions and includes an expo... 

ManageEngine: The ITSM market needs more disruption (Video)

In this video, Barclay Rae interviews David Howell, European Director at ManageEngine about their recent move to offer the IT helpdesk module of their ITSM offering free of charge to companies of all sizes. In Summary In addition to explaining the reasons behind the decision, David discusses: How free users will be supported Installation timeframes What it means for existing customers How they expect... 

Free, the new normal

Arvind ParthibanSr.Marketing Manager – ITSM, ManageEngine “Why pay for helpdesk?” A new inflection point was reached in the service desk technology market space this week. A free service desk. Whilst free and open source ITSM technology has been available for quite a while – this is the first supplier I’ve seen to offer a free service desk without limitation on number of analysts... 

Podcast Episode 1: Pink14 and the best moustache in the world

Thanks to our friends at ManageEngine for sponsoring this podcast. We are pleased to lift the lid on our very first podcast! Recorded at Pink14 in Las Vegas with Barclay Rae and Rebecca Beach with guest Ian Aitchison from LANDESK. The team discuss Shadow IT, Axelos Announcements, Pink Conference agenda and other industry news (not forgetting the best moustache in the world!) Listen on SoundCloud here... 

Live from PINK14: AXELOS Announcements

Today at the Pink Annual Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, AXELOS made a number of announcements from launching new products to introducing new members of the team. In the coming days we will be publishing a video interview with some of the AXELOS team to discuss said announcements in more detail, until then a brief summary can be found below. Thanks to @AXELOS_GBP for taking the time to talk... 

The Adaptive Service Model

The Taking Service Forward initiative has launched the first release of the Adaptive Service Model, you can see the official announcement here. This model is the first step on the way to an open architecture for service management. I’d like to share some of my thoughts about what the model is, why we need it, and how it might evolve in the future. This model is owned by a community called Taking... 

LogMeIn ends free offering

Within the last week remote computer access software company LogMeIn have announced that they will be discontinuing their free remote access product – LogMeIn free – with immediate effect. “After 10 years, LogMeIn’s free remote access product, LogMeIn Free, is going away,” wrote LogMeIn’s Tara Haas. “We will be unifying our portfolio of free and premium remote access... 

Ashley Hanna

Ashley Hanna 18.03.1960 – 25.11.2013 Ashley Hanna passed away on 25th November after a long struggle with cancer. Ashley was a source of inspiration for many in the IT service management industry and has been my personal friend and mentor for many years. I first met Ashley in 1997. At the time I worked for Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and I was attending a Compaq high availability training...