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Event Review, itSMF India Annual Conference, Bangalore

itSMF India held their 2nd annual conference at the Vivanta Hotel in Bangalore on the 5th November. My quick video review is below. Some thought provoking presentations, interactive panel sessions and great simulation exercise to finish the day. Congratulations to Suresh GP and the itSMF India team for an excellent conference and thanks for inviting us. Unashamed commercial plug: Suresh GP (Our courteous... 

Proactive Problem Management Review [2014] – The Results

This is a competitive review of software vendors who offer proactive problem management capabilities as part of their IT service management (ITSM) tool. Products reviewed: Freshservice Nexthink ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus Alemba vFire [BEST IN CLASS]  Proactive Problem Management 2014  There seems to be a imbalance within proactive problem management and alerting generally that means that either... 

Nexthink V5 Review for Proactive Problem Management

This is part of a competitive review of software vendors who offer Proactive Problem Management capabilities as part of their IT service management (ITSM) solution. Other products reviewed: Summary Page Freshservice ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus Alemba vFire [BEST IN CLASS] Commercial Summary – Nexthink V5 Review Vendor Nexthink Product Nexthink V5 Version reviewed 5.2 Date of version... 

Freshservice Review for Proactive Problem Management

This is part of a competitive review of software vendors who offer Proactive Problem Management capabilities as part of their IT service management (ITSM) solution. Other products reviewed: Summary Page Nexthink ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus Alemba vFire [BEST IN CLASS] Commercial Summary – Freshdesk FreshService Review Vendor Freshdesk Inc. Product Freshservice Version reviewed n/a Date... 

ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus Review for Proactive Problem Management

This is part of a competitive review of software vendors who offer Proactive Problem Management capabilities as part of their IT service management (ITSM) solution. Other products reviewed: Summary Page Freshservice Nexthink Alemba vFire [BEST IN CLASS] Commercial Summary – ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus Review Vendor ManageEngine Product ServiceDesk Plus Version reviewed 9.0 Date of... 

Alemba vFire Review for Proactive Problem Management [BEST IN CLASS]

This is part of a competitive review of software vendors who offer Proactive Problem Management capabilities as part of their IT service management (ITSM) solution. Other products reviewed: Summary Page Freshservice Nexthink ServiceDesk Plus (Manage Engine) Alemba vFire Review – Commercial Summary Vendor Alemba Ltd Product vFire 9.1 Version reviewed 9.1 Date of version Release 2011 Year... 

Coming Soon: Self Service Group Test

Intel employee Anna Blankenheim selects a computer accessory from an ‘IT on the Go’ machine. Vending machines that provide computer accessories 24/7. Our next group test will look at any technology that enables ‘Self Service’. Technology to automate routine processes and help users help themselves. Our Group Tests review and compare the features and strengths of technology for a particular... 

Rejuvenated BMC puts UX at the heart of Remedy

The new BMC logo BMC’s user conference ‘BMC Engage’ will be held in Florida, USA, from the 13th to 16th October. BMC will be showcasing a number of new initiatives and innovations including a revamped user experience for Remedy users. With the new look and feel to Remedy comes a new look and feel to the company image (See logo right). Smart IT The BMC Remedy with Smart IT release includes: Contemporary... 

Ranking ITSM tools by customer satisfaction

We are introducing a new directory for ITSM tools called Tools Advisor. The aim is to build a definitive industry directory of ITSM tools in one place to help prospective buyers with tool selection. We’ve begun our directory with a review of 14 different ITSM tools. See www.enterpriseopinions.com Write a review Do you agree with our rankings? As well as our own independent reviews of tools,... 

Book Review: Kanban from the inside

Kanban from the inside by Mike Burrows Over the weekend I read through Mike Burrows’ new book “Kanban from the Inside” which was hot off the press, newly released this month. Mike works as UK Director of DJAA – David J Anderson & Associates, relevant because David is considered to be the father of Kanban as it’s applied to knowledge work and IT. I’ve followed David’s writing and...