ITSM

December 02, 2015

EMA surveyed 306 respondents in North America, England, France, Germany, Australia, China and India about digital and IT transformation. The goal was in part to create a heat map around just what digital and IT transformation were in the minds of both IT and business stakeholders. One of the key lessons learned was that digital and IT transformation really do go hand in hand and both require a laser focus on obtaining the highest level of service performance and user experience ...

September 18, 2015

EMA has just completed some new research on "Digital" and "IT Transformation." Our goal was to discover what the truth really is surrounding these critical (and sometimes overused) terms. We will be sharing some of the highlights of this research on September 30 ...

August 17, 2015

ITSM is a modern approach to planning, implementing and managing IT services of an agile, service-oriented organization. The practice is business, rather than technology-centered. IT services add the most value when they are in complete alignment with the needs of an organization. Otherwise, they impede a company's ability to react to market changes, put a strain on the budget, and, ultimately, result in dissatisfied customers and lost business opportunities. Four key solutions that help deliver ITSM benefits include the following ...

July 14, 2015

In my last blog, I discussed how IT service management (ITSM) roles (and rules) are becoming more operations-aware. The blog examined a number of key game-changers for ITSM, including a growing requirement for shared analytics; the rise (not the demise) of the CMDB/CMS and service modeling; cloud as both a catalyst for innovation and a resource to be managed; and support for enterprise services such as facilities and HR. I also discussed two topics, mobility and unified endpoint management, that I’d like to examine in more depth here ...

July 08, 2015

Both the “rules” and the “roles” governing IT Service Management (ITSM) are evolving to support a far-broader need for inclusiveness across IT, and between IT and its service consumers. Recent EMA research, What Is the Future of IT Service Management? (March 2015), exposed a number of shifting trends that might surprise many in the industry ...

July 07, 2015

Both the “rules” and the “roles” governing IT Service Management (ITSM) are evolving to support a far-broader need for inclusiveness across IT, and between IT and its service consumers. Recent EMA research, What Is the Future of IT Service Management? (March 2015), exposed a number of shifting trends that might surprise many in the industry ...

June 25, 2015

ManageEngine recently released the findings of its inaugural ITSM survey of organizations using service desk software. The survey reveals the high level of first-time IT help desk adoption as well as the high number of IT help desk implementations beyond IT ...

March 11, 2015

EMA recently completed some research looking at the future of IT Service Management (ITSM). The results just came in two weeks ago, and I’d like to share a few highlights with you here ...

January 14, 2015

If you think that ITSM is static and old hat, think twice. A huge number of innovations are just emerging. Some have been a long time in coming; while others are unexpected surprises — as analytics and automation are changing the ITSM game dramatically. Here are some trends that I’ve seen in 2014 that I expect will grow in importance in 2015 ...

February 04, 2014

The Enterprise IT support center has become a feature of almost every enterprise, but it is becoming commoditized and may be displaced by external service providers unless it can justify its existence ...

August 07, 2013

THINKstrategies conducted a recent survey to determine how Cloud Computing alternatives are affecting the IT Service and Client Management needs of organizations. While the vast majority of respondents are deploying on-premise Service and Client Management solutions, the tide is shifting to cloud-based implementations. And this raises big questions about the pros and cons of multi-tenant vs. single tenant cloud architectures that are increasingly relied upon to deliver Service and Client Management solutions ranging from running help desks and change management requests, to incident response processes, service catalogs and, in some cases, ITIL best practices ...

December 18, 2012

If you are considering implementing an ITIL-based ITSM solution for your IT Organization, you may consider starting with the ITIL Lite bare essentials option. In today’s blog, I would like to talk about the 5 minimum components required to start an ITIL implementation ...

December 11, 2012

IT is struggling to keep up with the resulting pace of service demand, according to a new survey by Serena of 200 IT professionals that focused on the current state of IT Service Management (ITSM), with a particular focus on what ITIL calls Service Transition ...

September 10, 2012

For those of us who handle IT change requests on a daily basis, the process can seem as onerous as a Sisyphean task. In this case, rather than a boulder rolling back down the hill, it is the backlog of RFCs that seem to grow every time you complete a request. Let’s face it - the requests are not going to stop coming. The business is trying to change faster, so they need IT to implement change faster. In the end, it is all about doing as much as you can with what you have. Following ITIL best practices and using a solid change management tool goes a long way, but how can the whole task be made less Sisyphean? The answer may come from borrowing some of the lessons learned from application development ...

November 28, 2011

itSMF USA has released the results of a new IT service management study. The study, conducted this year in partnership with Forrester Research, was created to help guide infrastructure and operations professionals through a better understanding of people, process and technology trends and best practices.

August 06, 2011

Well, let's take a quick look at some definitions from the ITIL 2011 edition glossary, and some comments from the 2011 edition books, add in some interpretation (yes, my subjective opinions), and see what conclusion we come to.

May 16, 2011

There is no IT for IT's sake - the IT is now just a tool and we need to focus on the job and outcome that we want to achieve with the help of the IT. Business Service Management (BSM) is an approach to understanding this context and ensuring that we always look at the goal/objective and outcome rather than focusing on the technology.

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