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Live from LEADit, Conference Review

Meeting April Allen (@knowledgebird) at LEADit – the itSMFA conference DAY ONE I’m at the itSMF Australia LEADit conference in Melbourne. It started with a buzz of excitement with a healthy turnout of 674 expected during the 3 days. The opening ceremony from itSMFA Chair Kathryn Heaton and Australian politician Gordon Rich-Phillips were very positive about the state of ITSM in Australia and... 

Technology Review: DAMEWARE REMOTE SUPPORT V11.0.0

This is an independent review of Dameware Remote Support. AT A GLANCE A global leader in the market of service automation software and remote management, SolarWinds mission is to provide purpose-built products designed to make IT professional’s jobs easier. This review takes a look at the core capabilities, the route to market, competitive strengths and weaknesses, product development roadmap and... 

Outside IT Group Test – The Results

Cherwell, Samanage, ServiceNow and TOPdesk reviewed for their capabilities and approach to delivering services outside the IT department I am pleased to share my latest analysis for The ITSM Review: Outside IT. This is a review of how IT service management (ITSM) tools might be used beyond the IT department. It explores how traditional ITSM tools, typically used for IT service and support, can be used... 

Technology Review: EasyVista

This is a review of the EasyVista ITSM solution. The product (set) reviewed was: EasyVista ServiceManager EasyVista Service-Apps EasyVista Click2Get These collectively make up ‘EasyVista.com’ – the product set reviewed will be released on July 1st 2014. At a glance EasyVista is an established and growing player in the ITSM industry – from an initial start in 1988 through to a floated business... 

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... 

Review: TOPdesk for Change, Configuration and Release

TOPdesk This independent review is part of our Change, Configuration and Release Review. Change, Configuration and Release Review Overview and Terms Also participating – Axios, Cherwell, ITinvolve Executive Summary Elevator Pitch TOPdesk 5 is a visually pleasing and easy to navigate tool.TOPdesk’s modular structure accommodates a wide range of requirements from different-sized organisations.... 

Review: Cherwell for Change, Configuration and Release

Cherwell Service Management This independent review is part of our Change, Configuration and Release Review. Change, Configuration and Release Review Overview and Terms Also participating – Axios, ITinvolve, TOPdesk Executive Summary Elevator Pitch Cherwell Service Management® is a functionality-rich and user friendly tool. The flexibility of Cherwell Service Management allows customers... 

Review: Axios for Change, Configuration and Release

Axios This independent review is part of our Change, Configuration and Release Review. Change, Configuration and Release Review Overview and Terms Also participating – Cherwell, ITinvolve, TOPdesk Executive Summary Elevator Pitch Axios assyst is a solid, mature and well-rounded tool marketed towards organisation with 1,000+ end users.The functionality and design of assyst provides the ability... 

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... 

Technology Review: Solarwinds Web Help Desk (WHD) V 12.1

This is an independent review of Solarwinds Web Help Desk, reviewed in March 2014. AT A GLANCE A global leader in the market of service automation software and remote management SolarWinds mission is to provide purpose-built products designed to make IT professional’s jobs easier. This review takes a look at the core capabilities, the route to market, competitive strengths and weaknesses, product...