On the surface, determining the status of your service desk historical backlog seems easy. But the scenario becomes more complex when looking at historical data for the week, month, or year. InvGate defines a backlog as “an accumulation of jobs waiting to be solved or completed at any given time”, i.e., pending incidents and requests.
Chesapeake Bay Academy, a private nonprofit school for students with learning differences, needed to improve its IT support capabilities. The school was previously reliant on emails for the notification of IT issues and requests, day-to-day management of IT support operations, and reporting. The legacy system caused problems for both IT and its customers; a fit-for-purpose ticketing system was needed.
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I suspect that most of my readers have heard of ITIL, the world’s most popular set of practices for IT service management. In fact, I’d guess that many of you have probably already tried to “implement” ITIL. Sadly, however, many of those who do try find that it isn’t as easy as they’d expected. If that’s the case, this blog is for you; I’m hoping to show you just how easy it can be to get started with ITIL, and how quickly it can lead to tangible benefits for you, for your colleagues, and for your customers.
If I told you that solving requests in your help desk could be as fun as playing a video game, what would you say? With Service Desk Gamification having fun at work is possible!
Perhaps you’ve once felt that you’ve completed a really challenging task but no one noticed, or that your team should have been rewarded when they overcame tricky issues and achieved great results? Well, let me tell you: these thoughts disappear when Gamification is in place, because it taps into the human need and desire for personal recognition, status, and achievement – plus, it has the thrill of competition.
This blog offers some practical guidelines on how to manage a software audit situation without panicking, hiding under your desk, or running screaming from the building.
Software can be a big expense for organizations and thus its effective management can make a big difference to what gets spent on it each and every year. But software license management isn’t just about saving money, it's also about compliance - having the ability to ensure that the software used within your organization is both licensed and used in an optimized way.
We start off 2018 with new features to our products! In InvGate Service Desk 5.6.12 you'll enjoy improvements that optimize your IT service delivery and support.
Today we want to take a deeper dive into this version and demonstrate how it will help you in your everyday work. Let’s take a look at what’s new!
Service level agreements, commonly known as SLAs, are – or should be – critical assets for your IT department as they set out, and agree, the basis for managing the contractual and working relationship between themselves, the service provider, and the customer – the business as a whole, discrete lines of business, or maybe even individual teams. Individual SLAs should describe what has been agreed between both parties for the service across delivery, management, measurement, and improvement. Importantly, SLAs cover accountabilities and responsibilities on both sides of the arrangement, not just those of the service provider.
Topics: Service Desk