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Service desk collaboration: why Facebook walls and social streams are not the answer

Social updates firehose – why updating everyone with everything might not be the answer. This article has been contributed by Teon Rosandic, VP EMEA at xMatters . Why was the IT service management and help desk function created? Most likely, it stemmed from an idea to establish a task force of specialists capable of providing assistance in any complex technical issue. Over the decades, the service... 

Top 10 Social Intranet Trends

Digital Watercooler Moments: The most popular activity inside social intranets are the activity stream, instant messaging, and comments Some interesting stats have emerged from CMS provider Bitrix who claim demand for Social Intranet is ‘exploding’ among small businesses. Their data is based on 40,000 signups of their social intranet platform and 5,000 Intranet installations ranging from 2 to 4,000+... 

Getting started with social IT (Part 2 of 2)

Following on from Matthew Selheimer’s first installment on social IT, we are pleased to bring you the second and final part of his guide to getting started with social IT Level 3 Maturity: Social Embedding The saying, “Context is King!” has never been truer and this is the foundational characteristic for attaining Level 3 social IT maturity; Social Embedding. This level of social IT maturity... 

Getting Started with Social IT (Part 1 of 2)

Today’s post from Matthew Selheimer of ITinvolve is part one of a two-part feature on Social IT maturity, part 2 will follow soon.  "Most of your customers, employees and stakeholders are actively using social media" Today, 98 percent of the online population in the USA uses social media sites, and worldwide nearly 6 out of every 10 people use social networks and forums. From a business... 

University of Exeter Students Choose Twitter for IT Support

Given the choice, University of Exeter Students Opted to Receive IT Support Updates via Twitter The itSMF held their UK South West & South Wales Regional meeting at the University of Exeter this week. The theme of the day was processes and toolsets with a big emphasis on member interaction and discussion. In a nutshell: A good day. Recommended. Two presentations really stood out for me during... 

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