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Problem management challenges and critical success factors

Following his presentation on “problem management challenges and critical success factors” at the 8th annual itSMF Estonia conference in December, Tõnu Vahtra, Head of Service Operations at Playtech (the world’s largest publicly-traded online gambling software supplier) gives us his advice on understanding problem management, steps to follow when implementing the process, and how to make it... 

itSMF UK Conference 2013 – the practitioner perspective

Meeting the famous ITSM Penguin When I got a tweet from Sophie saying I’d won the ITSM Review Competition for a free ticket to the itSMF UK Conference and Exhibition I seriously couldn’t wait to tell people…especially my manager who was delighted. I’ve never been to Birmingham and I’d certainly never been to an itSMF UK conference and now I had the chance to be there in a more interactive... 

Kepner Tregoe: Working together on Problem Management

Steve White, Senior Consultant at Kepner Tregoe discusses his interactive session at the itSMF UK Conference and Exhibition entitled “Igniting Problem Management with Pre-emptive Successes”. In this video Steve invites people to come along to his session to share both their Problem Management successes and current issues. With powerpoint banned, Steve’s session aims to facilitate... 

A vision for ITIL

Since the UK Government transferred ITIL (and the rest of their best management practice portfolio) to AXELOS there have been lots of suggestions about what they should change. I’ve been involved in discussions about the future of ITIL with many people, face-to-face and in social media, and there is clearly a lot of passion as well as many creative ideas. This article is my contribution to the ongoing... 

The ITSM Diet

I am undergoing a very personal transformational change right now. I am trying to learn how to eat in the real world and maintain a healthy weight. I had really let myself go. No exercise, eating too much, eating the wrong things and not caring. The results: 360 lbs.; the inability to walk at least 50 feet without wheezing; acid reflux; and an impressive expanding waistline. I felt horrible. My body... 

IT Knowledge Management – Spreading the Word!

Anyone with experience in IT support knows the importance of knowledge in reducing resolution time. Anyone with math skills can extrapolate business value from rapid resolution. Despite its obvious benefits, Knowledge Management (KM) remains a frustration for a vast majority of enterprises. Why? Because organizations continue to approach KM as a monolithic publication effort with ancillary inputs from... 

Service Catalogue 2013 Group Test – The Results

This is a review of software products and vendors in the ‘Service Catalogue’ market area. This is a complex and varied market place and consideration should be given to the Market Overview section. Download Review (Free PDF, No Registration Required – 405kb, 8 Pages) Service Catalogue 2013 Best in Class: Axios Systems Service Catalogue 2013 Best in Class Axios – scalable to big customized... 

Review: Axios assyst

This independent review is part of our 2013 Incident and Problem Review. See all participants and terms of the review here. Executive Summary Elevator Pitch A tidy interface, driven by product hierarchies, and backed up with a potentially powerful CMDB.Work put in to configure the Info Zone, Guidance and FAQs can make the job of the Service Desk, Analysts, and even the end user interaction easier. Strengths Crisp... 

Review: BMC Footprints

This independent review is part of our 2013 Incident and Problem Review. See all participants and terms of the review here. Executive Summary Elevator Pitch An improved interface and comprehensive coverage of Incident and Problem Management, with some added innovation to make scheduling work a little easier for Service Desks and support staff alike. Strengths Logging by Type, Category and Symptom... 

Review: TOPdesk

This independent review is part of our 2013 Incident and Problem Review. See all participants and terms of the review here. Executive Summary Elevator Pitch TOPdesk adds Kanban-type resource scheduling to add a new dimension onto Incident and Problem Management. Strengths The Plan Board incorporates a Kanban style approach to scheduling tasks to help drive efficient resourcing Keywords trigger... 

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