Published: 23 November 2015
However pleased or displeased you may be with your CMDB, here’s what you can’t ignore: The business needs to be able to inform IT of long-term plans. For this to be possible, you must produce contextualized, relevant reporting insights. And in order to do that, your CMDB must reflect the appropriate business requirements. If you don’t get this piece right, you'll have to start again. Learn how to avoid that situation.
Published: 03 November 2015
After surveying more than 260 large enterprises about their IT budgets, a key set of challenging truths have emerged: Within the US, only 7% of respondents anticipate an IT budget increase. In comparison, 38% of UK respondents expect an IT budget increase. These observations have generated a fascinating discussion among industry commentators. Read the most intriguing insights here.
Published: 04 September 2015
There are lots of things you can control about Enterprise Service Management (ESM): the definitions of SLAs, the way your CMBD is configured, the types of processes you choose to automate, etc. But the one thing you can't control, of course, is how your colleagues view service management. You can't control this, but you can influence it, and you can influence it in a positive direction.
Published: 25 August 2015
Looking to introduce Enterprise Service Management (ESM) to the masses? Better be sure your first words aren't misinterpreted as 'blah, blah, blah'... Service management experts Stephen Mann and Rebecca Beach offer their insights on how you can effectively communicate a service management program.
Published: 21 August 2015
If you're thinking of taking baby steps in the direction of better service management, or if you have a grand vision for implementation, be sure to take a quick look at this publication. Because if you get the people-side of such a project wrong, chances are the dream for better service management will remain just that: nothing but a dream (albeit a nice one).