by Markos Symeonides, on 24-Jul-2020 15:00:00

In the current context, CEOs and CFOs are focused on managing cash flow and are cautious about spending. But at the same time, many organizations have discovered that they don't …

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by Markos Symeonides, on 23-Jul-2020 17:18:22

In our recent webinar, 7 Critical Success Factors for an Effective and Efficient Service Desk, we surveyed the audience of IT leaders and professionals to ask if they find it …

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Topics:Service DeskOrganizations and peopleAdoptionRecruitmentStatisticsResearchSurvey

by Markos Symeonides, on 22-Jul-2020 15:52:35

For many service desks, First Call Resolution (FCR) is the "holy grail" of metrics, but should it be? Like any metric, First Call Resolution is just a number. It will …

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Topics:Service DeskanalyticsFCRMetricsProblem ManagementFirst Call Resolution

by Markos Symeonides, on 21-Jul-2020 14:19:00

Part of our Omnichannel ITSM series. Good service desk strategy doesn't happen by accident. You need to think about how you are going to interact with customers, how you will structure teams, …

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Topics:Service DeskITIL 4OmnichannelMultichannelAdoption

by Markos Symeonides, on 20-Jul-2020 15:50:00

In our recent webinar, 7 Critical Success Factors for an Effective and Efficient Service Desk, we surveyed the audience of IT leaders and professionals about their support channel capabilities...to find …

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Topics:Service DeskOmnichannelMultichannelAdoption

by Markos Symeonides, on 15-Jul-2020 14:00:00

IT customers' expectations are influenced by their consumer-life experiences. They expect a range of options for communicating with retailers, service suppliers and government organizations so that they can choose the …

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Topics:Self-ServiceChallengesService DeskCustomer Satisfactionit customer experienceOmnichannel

by Markos Symeonides, on 14-Jul-2020 14:30:00

In our recent webinar 7 Critical Success Factors for an Effective and Efficient Service Desk, we surveyed attendees about the #1 thing that annoyed IT customers. The results were interesting …

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Topics:Self-ServiceChallengesService DeskCustomer Satisfactionit customer experience

by Markos Symeonides, on 13-Jul-2020 14:15:00

Unplanned work (things you didn't know you needed to do when you started your day) gets in the way of planned work (things you should be doing). This is why …

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Topics:Service DeskITIL 4

by Martin Stewart, on 10-Jul-2020 15:00:00

For most service desk agents, the average day is unpredictable. The phone can ring at any time, about any type of issue. It could be a minor issue. It could be a catastrophic system failure …

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Topics:Knowledge ManagementService CatalogService Deskit customer experienceWell-beingService PortfolioFirefightingPassword Reset

by Markos Symeonides, on 09-Jul-2020 14:00:00

Research from Microsoft shows that over half (56%) of organizations are doing something with AI, yet only 24% of business leaders say they have a defined AI strategy. Most organizations …

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Topics:ITILService DeskInnovationAIChatbotFocus on value

by Markos Symeonides, on 08-Jul-2020 14:30:00

Think of a chatbot as the engine and support knowledge as the fuel. A service desk chatbot can be quick to deploy and free up 30% of your support capacityif …

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Topics:Knowledge ManagementService DeskAIChatbot

by Markos Symeonides, on 07-Jul-2020 14:00:00

A chatbot can look after 30% of a service desk's tickets, giving human agents more time to focus on solving the big challenges that make a real difference. When you …

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Topics:Knowledge ManagementService DeskAIChatbotSLAWell-being

by Martin Stewart, on 06-Jul-2020 13:30:00

Great knowledge management doesn't happen by accident. To succeed, knowledge must become a part of the way people work—by integrating capture and use into IT and business processes. Knowledge is …

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Topics:Knowledge ManagementCollaborationIntegrationITIL 4Keep it simple and practicalkmdb

by Martin Stewart, on 03-Jul-2020 14:30:00

Focus on Value is one of the ITIL 4 Guiding Principles and one which IT leaders should keep in mind when planning a knowledge management strategy. Why? Because an easy-to-access …

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Topics:Knowledge ManagementITIL 4Focus on valuekmdb

by Martin Stewart, on 02-Jul-2020 15:38:57

A successful Knowledge Management initiative relies on knowledge sharing. Knowledge sharing relies on employee mindset (willingness to share their knowledge) and behavior (remembering to capture it at an appropriate moment) …

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Topics:ITSMKnowledge ManagementsoftwareToolsOrganizational Change Management

by Martin Stewart, on 01-Jul-2020 14:30:00

Self-service adoption can't be left to chance; you'll need a plan to change user behavior. No plan, no ROI. There is an old military saying: "Hope is not a strategy" …

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Topics:Self-ServiceService DeskOrganizational Change Management

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