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Outside IT Group Test – The Results

Cherwell, Samanage, ServiceNow and TOPdesk reviewed for their capabilities and approach to delivering services outside the IT department I am pleased to share my latest analysis for The ITSM Review: Outside IT. This is a review of how IT service management (ITSM) tools might be used beyond the IT department. It explores how traditional ITSM tools, typically used for IT service and support, can be used... 

"IT needs to stop waiting for the sky to fall in" – Ian Aitchison (Video)

This interview was filmed at the Pink Elephant Conference and features Ian Aitchison, ITSM Product Director at LANDESK discussing the current challenges faced in IT service management, along with the need for IT to stop always focusing on the negatives. In Summary In addition, Ian also talks about: Shadow IT IT needing to better engage with the business The ITSM community How LANDESK interacts... 

Pink14 Preview: Advice for making space for ITSM

“Carve out some time for service management and make it a priority” Ahead of his presentation at the 18th Pink Elephant Conference and Exhibition (PINK14), David Mainville, CEO and co-founder at Navvia, gives his advice on ‘making space for service management’. Conferences like PINK14 are an amazing opportunity to network with your peers, learn new techniques and to re-ignite... 

Review: LANDesk for Integrations

This independent review is part of our Integrations 2013 Group Test. Integrations 2013 Group Test Overview and terms Also participating – Absolute Software, BDNA, Bomgar, Cherwell, EasyVista, LANDesk, ManageEngine, Matrix42, Nexthink, ServiceNow Executive Summary Elevator Pitch A solid product from a vendor with expertise in both ITSM and systems management, which adds a dimension to what... 

So you want to be an ITSM consultant?

So you want to be an ITSM consultant?  Why not pit your wits against Peter and analyse this financial services case study. Do you agree with Peter’s analysis? How would your diagnosis differ? Case Study Introduction – The scenario By  Peter Brooks. There’s an interesting article on Financial Trading systems here. It raises many questions, and I thought it would be interesting to see... 

How to conduct an ITSM assessment that actually means something

ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library), a standard framework for managing the lifecycle of IT Services, is sweeping the U.S.   Based on a 2011 analysis of 23 ITIL studies, Rob England concluded that the compound annual growth in ITIL adoption was 20%± and that ITIL training attendance increased at a compound annual rate of 30% for the past ten years.  Despite this apparent surge... 

Gazing deep into the prISM

prISM: 'Dark side of ITSM?' or genuine professional recognition? At first glance, the new prISM credential scheme seems to be a qualification too far, as I consider improving my ITSM skills by going for the first of my ITIL Intermediate levels. The take up so far seems to belong to an select group, much like those who piloted the new ITIL Master scheme, and perhaps it is too early for that... 

Service Management’s 4 Golden C’s: Codeless Configuration & Complete Customisation

Edinburgh Castle from Princes Park. Cherwell Software has won a new customer for its Service Desk software solutions in the shape of Baillie Gifford, an independent investment management partnership based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Baillie Gifford is one of the largest investment trust managers in the UK. The firm is wholly owned by 36 partners and manages in excess of £75 billion with 700 staff. Complete... 

Rob England: What is a Service Catalogue?

"The menu analogies we see all the time when talking about service catalogue are misleading. " We are looking at railways (railroads) as a useful case study for talking about service management. What is the service catalogue of a railway? If you said the timetable then I beg to differ.  If you said one-trip, return and monthly tickets I don’t agree either. The menu analogies we see all... 

Introducing Ros Satar

It is with great pleasure that I welcome Ros Satar to The ITSM Review. Ros is joining as a regular blogger and ITSM technology Analyst. ROS SATAR “An IT Architect, with close to 20 years experience, working both in direct commercial engagements, and more recently within the outsourcing services.  Worked most recently in the Retail, Finance & Insurance, and Government/Transport Sectors. Strong... 

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