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Review: Outside IT 2014

To download the full report as a PDF please visit : Outside IT 5th August 2014 This is a competitive review of software vendors who offer Outside IT capabilities as part of their IT service management (ITSM) solution. Products reviewed: Cherwell Service Management Samanage ServiceNow TOPdesk   Outside IT 2014 – Best in Class In The ITSM Review’s opinion, ServiceNow is an excellent... 

ITIL Manifesto Update

This article is a summary of the ITIL Manifesto session held at ITSM14. It was written by Rob Spencer, who has been coordinating, recording and agitating the discussions around this initiative after it was first discussed on twitter between Stuart Rance, Claire Agutter, Barclay Rae, Suresh GP, James Finister and Kaimar Karu. Firstly thanks to itSMF for giving us a late-notice slot at ITSM14, to Barclay... 

Podcast Episode 6 – ITIL Manifesto

In this episode regular host Barclay Rae talks to Rob Spencer regarding the ITIL Manifesto initiative. A community effort at articulating the core business values into bite-size chunks, an elevator pitch for ITIL. Links Rob Spencer, itSMF UK Transition SIG Vice-Chair, @ChangeRelease #ITILmanifesto Interview with Rob Spencer (German) “Nutzer sind trotz ITIL unzufrieden – ITIL Projekte scheitern.... 

ITSM Review Reader Analytics

This article provides a summary of the visitor analytics for the ITSM Review over the last twelve months (See also ITAM Review reader analytics) First of all, a sincere thank you to our readers, contributors and followers for your continued support. Our humble little blog served up ITSM content to a mind-boggling 312,963 readers in the last twelve months from just about every country on the planet.... 

ITSM is like riding a bike… (itSMF Conference Ticket Winner)

And the winner is…. We recently gave all you, our fantastic readers the opportunity to win a FREE ticket to the upcoming itSMF UK Conference and Exhibition (10-11 November at Novotel London West), and it’s time to announce the winner of the competition! The instructions were simple: Tell us why you deserve a free ticket in less than 200 words. And the competition winner is… Duncan Watkins, IT... 

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... 

Podcast Episode 5: SDI Winners "Less about IT and more about Service"

Thanks to our friends at SysAid for sponsoring this podcast. Episode 5 of the ITSM Review podcast hosted by Barclay Rae and Rebecca Beach. Guests: Karen Taylor, Service Delivery, CoSocius [Winner: Best Large Service Desk] Kirsty Watson, Service Manager, O2 UK [Winner: SDI 5 Star Accreditation] Sarah Lahav, CEO, SysAid Technologies [Winner: Best Vendor Customer Service Award] Agenda This podcast... 

"You need to practice what you preach" says Ken Gonzalez (Video)

This interview was filmed at the Pink Elephant Conference and features Ken Gonzalez, Service Management Consultant at Engaged Consulting Inc, discussing his views on ITSM. In Summary In addition, Ken also talks about: His work with AXELOS Shadow IT Best practice frameworks, and whether ITIL is still relevant Please note that owing to this interview being filmed live at the Pink Elephant event,... 

"A new way of thinking is required for ITSM" says Andy White (Video)

This interview was filmed at the Pink Elephant Conference and features Andy White, General Manager and Executive Vice President at EasyVista discussing what he sees as the current challenges in ITSM, along with the need to think about your customers’ customers. In Summary In addition, Andy also talks about: Driving innovation How to improve IT maturity A need to improve the ITSM platforms... 

Podcast Episode 4: Tribal Knowledge with Earl Begley

Thanks to our friends at ManageEngine for sponsoring this podcast. Episode 4 of the ITSM Review podcast hosted by Barclay Rae. Guests: Early Begley, Total Quality Manager, University of Kentucky (Earl’s posts on The ITSM Review , Earl on LinkedIn) Martin Thompson, ITSM Review Agenda “50 Completely Unexplainable Stock Photos No One Will Ever Use” Axelos: Promote short sprints for... 

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