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ITSM 101: Knowledge Management Tips (Part 1)

Posted by InvGate on June 14, 2017 at 11:42 AM
 Knowledge management is a process that can almost singlehandedly transform your IT service management (ITSM) and IT support from good to great. It can drive engagement, empower your people, speed up work and reduce incident resolution times, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce staff attrition. What’s not to love about knowledge management? This blog takes a closer look at one of our favorite ITSM processes and how people can get to grips with what is sometimes looked at too mechanically, forgetting the required attitude and behavior changes for knowledge management success.  
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Topics: Service Desk

ITSM 101: Incident Management Tips (Part 2)

Posted by InvGate on May 31, 2017 at 7:05 AM
Last week, we published part one of our incident management tips blog, looking at the following steps in the incident management process: identification; logging; categorization; prioritization; and initial diagnosis (incident matching). Now in the second part of the blog we look at tips for incident: escalation; investigation and diagnosis; resolution and recovery; closure; and ownership, monitoring, tracking, and communications. All of these are things you can do with a Service Desk solution.
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ITSM 101: Incident Management Tips (Part 1)

Posted by InvGate on May 24, 2017 at 3:49 PM
The IT service management (ITSM) process incident management is the process, or set of activities, that ensures all IT issues (termed “incidents” by ITIL, the ITSM best practice framework) are logged and progressed effectively and consistently through to resolution. All while ensuring that nothing is lost, ignored, or forgotten about.
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Where is the ball?

Posted by InvGate on November 9, 2016 at 4:33 PM
Identifying why a request was not resolved on time is always a difficult task. Whenever the SLAs are in red or our customer satisfaction ratings are low, a brave soul must search for the reason in comments, status changes, and the activity / audit history of the extensive request. The simple fact of analyzing unstructured information makes this a difficult task, which easily puts one in a bad mood. To make matters worse, the results of these analyses are often not clear or precise, and usually end up wrongfully putting the blame on the customer.
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Topics: Service Desk

Top 12 ITSM Metrics you Need to Know: Incidents

Posted by InvGate on August 6, 2015 at 9:42 AM
  How are you measuring your performance?  We all know tracking metrics and KPIs is critical to the effective IT Service Management, but choosing the right ones is not as easy as you'd think.
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Topics: Service Desk

Service Desk Gamification: The Basics

Posted by InvGate on April 3, 2012 at 3:45 AM
Learn how to drive adoption of new processes, improving team collaboration and overall boosting service and support levels.
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Service Desk: The Focal Point for Incident Management Process

Posted by InvGate on October 11, 2011 at 9:24 AM
Customer satisfaction should be at the core of all business objectives. In an aim to be competitive and ultimately succeed, IT-reliant businesses need to focus on knowing customers and giving them what they want to ultimately make them happy and keep them coming back. Because customer demands are changing with the times, the deployment of an IT management solution to meet client standards and expectations has become imperative – and service desk software should make it to the list.
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Topics: Service Desk, Incident Management

Service Desk Takes Customer Care to the Next Level

Posted by InvGate on September 14, 2011 at 9:06 AM
Enterprise success is attributed to many factors, but more often than not, it boils down to the two most critical: product or service quality and customer support. In many cases, the quality of customer care creates the competitive edge.
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Topics: customer service, Service Desk Software, Service Desk

The Future of Customer Service and Service Desk Software

Posted by InvGate on September 12, 2011 at 8:57 AM
In surviving the present economic climate, many businesses of all sizes and spanning all industries are seeking to drive efficiency in their operations while reducing costs. Being increasingly IT-reliant, businesses are turning to at least one IT management solution or software for the optimization of their service enterprise.
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Topics: Service Desk

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