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ITSM14 Preview: Tobias Nyberg, Bring Me Problems Not Solutions

Tobias Nyberg of Svenska Handelsbanken and itSMF Sweden In the run up this year’s itSMF UK conference ITSM14, I chatted with Tobias Nyberg about his upcoming session entitled “Bring me problems – not solutions”. Q. Hi Tobias, can you give a quick intro to your session at the itSMF UK Conference? The presentation will address the essence of problems and show why the ways we look at problems... 

Four Problem Management SLAs you really can't live without

Simon Higginson This article has been contributed by Simon Higginson. Problem Management is the intriguing discipline of the Service Management suite.  The IT Department is continually being asked to be proactive not reactive. Often in IT we presuppose what our customers in the business require, then give them a solution to issues that they didn’t know that they had.  But what happens when that... 

Root Cause – Railways don't like derailments

Most readers have got the story now from my recent articles: Cherry Valley, Illinois, 2009, rain bucketing down, huge train-load of ethanol derails, fire, death, destruction. Eventually the Canadian National’s crews and the state’s emergency services cleaned up the mess, and CN rebuilt the track-bed and the track, and trains rolled regularly through Cherry Valley again. Then the authorities moved... 

7 Benefits of Using a Known Error Database (KEDB)

KEDB - a repository that describes all of the conditions in your IT systems that might result in an incident for your customers. I was wondering – do you have a Known Error Database? And are you getting the maximum value out of it? The concept of a KEDB is interesting to me because it is easy to see how it benefits end users. Also because it is dynamic and constantly updated. Most of all because...