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Enterprise Release Management Tools Group Test

The ITSM Review will be performing a deep dive review of Enterprise Release Management tools. This article provides an introduction to Enterprise Release Management (ERM) and a high level summary of typical functionality. Notes This group test will be conducted by Rebecca Beach, our ITSM Analyst, and Rob Spencer, Change and Release specialist and vice-chair of the UK itSMF Transition SIG. We’ve... 

ITSM Tools Universe Preview: How aligned are ITSM tool vendors to their customers?

Rebecca Beach has been locked away in ITSM Review labs reviewing technology and crunching numbers for the last few months in preparation for our ITSM Tools Universe research. I am very pleased to say that we’ll be lifting the lid on the research in the next few weeks. In this article I’ll provide a quick preview. How customizable is your ITSM tool? ITSM Review readers have told us the ability... 

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... 

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: ITinvolve for Change, Configuration and Release [BEST IN CLASS]

ITinvolve This independent review is part of our Change, Configuration and Release Review. Change, Configuration and Release Review Overview and Terms Also participating – Axios, Cherwell, TOPdesk Executive Summary Elevator Pitch ITinvolve Service Manager is a progressive and ambitious product.Uniquely combining knowledge capture, analysis, and social collaboration, Service Manager proactively... 

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... 

Service Desk Management – Lions, Tigers and Bears. Oh my!

Could you be a lion? I have always liked to people watch. The different ways in which people interact have always intrigued me and I’ve found that working in an IT Department with all its team rivalries and characters can sometimes feel like you’re in the middle of a sociology experiment gone wrong. My experience of working on the Service Desk has shown me that there are typically three types of... 

ServiceNow Knowledge14 CreateNow Hackathon Winners – Linium

At Knowledge14 I recently attended Knowledge14, ServiceNow’s enormous conference held this year in San Francisco, gathering thousands of IT professionals from all over the world. The scale of this conference knocked me for six.  The town I live in only has three times as many inhabitants (give or take) as there were attendees at Knowledge14 and we are spread over a much larger area.  The Moscone... 

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