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New CEO of itSMF UK says, “ITSM needs to broaden its outlook”

“…ITSM does need to broaden its outlook. ITSM needs to adapt to manage today’s more complex environment and wider developments – for instance, issues like cloud computing, social media, BYOD, big data and the huge growth of mobile. If it doesn’t, ITSM may possibly run the risk of withering into an outdated set of processes. “ I recently chatted to the new CEO of itSMF UK, Mike... 

LEADIT Preview: Suresh GP and an introduction to Governance

Suresh GP (bottom row 3rd from right) opening the Chennai chapter of itSMF India on 1st August 2014. Suresh will present at the LEADIT conference in Melbourne Australia on the 13th to 15th August. In the run up this year’s itSMF Australia LEADIT14 conference I chatted with Suresh GP about his session entitled “Governance – custodian to changing business trends and IT landscape”. Q. ITSM Review:... 

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... 

AXELOS plans, challenges and expanding team (Video)

This interview was filmed at the Pink Elephant Conference and features Kaimar Karu, Head of ITSM and Kelvyn Lien-Hicks, Sales and Marketing Director, discussing their newly appointed roles at AXELOS. In Summary In addition to explaining his role as Head of ITSM, Kaimar talks about: ITIL culture differences Changing perceptions of ITIL Training provider challenges Biggest challenges to success for... 

Collaborative IT Support at the University of Reading

Joel Bomgar, Founder & CEO of Bomgar with Gordon Roberts, Customer Services & Communications Manager, IT Services for University of Reading Since 2012 British Universities have been able to charge £9,000 (about $15,000) per year for tuition fees. I wrote last year, following the itSMF regional at the University of Exeter, that this charging policy shifts the relationship between undergraduates... 

Service Management at the speed of light

ServiceNow recently held a three-city European forum. The event was a compact version of the larger ‘Knowledge’ event held in the US and a chance for customers to share experiences and hear from ServiceNow bigwigs. I found the most fascinating session of the day was from Reinoud Martens, Service Manager at CERN, the home of particle accelerators and clever physicists searching for the origins... 

Gazing deep into the prISM

prISM: 'Dark side of ITSM?' or genuine professional recognition? At first glance, the new prISM credential scheme seems to be a qualification too far, as I consider improving my ITSM skills by going for the first of my ITIL Intermediate levels. The take up so far seems to belong to an select group, much like those who piloted the new ITIL Master scheme, and perhaps it is too early for that... 

ITIL GIRL!

Is it a bird? is it a plane? …no it’s ITIL Girl! Who is ITIL Girl?  She is a self-styled, ITIL Foundation-certified vigilante! She has built up quite a following via Twitter and her ITIL/ITSM related musings can be found via her blog. In our best Daily Planet™ guise we managed to pin her cape down and keep her still long enough to ask her a few questions, before releasing her back to the ITSM... 

Interview: Simon Morris, ‘Sneaking ITIL into the Business’

Ignoring the obvious may lead to a nasty mess I found Simon Morris via his remarkably useful ITIL in 140 app. Simon recently joined ServiceNow from a FTSE100 Advertising, Marketing and Communications group. He was Head of Operations and Engineering and part of a team that lead the Shared Services IT organisation through its transition to IT Service Management process implementation. Here, Simon kindly...