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5 Questions to ask about Incident Categorization

Posted by InvGate on August 7, 2019 at 3:42 PM
Incident management is front and center of your IT service provider offering. Done well, effective triaging can speed up incident resolution times, make life easier for technicians, and improve customer satisfaction. To help, here are five questions for your IT service desk to ask itself when you’re reviewing your incident categorization approach.
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Topics: Help Desk, Incident Management, Major Incidents

ITSM 101: 3 Big Benefits of a Quality Service Catalog

Posted by InvGate on July 31, 2019 at 10:44 AM
A service catalog is a great asset for any IT organization that offers multiple products and services to its end users. It acts as a one-stop-shop – where users can see the services on offer to them and discover any information they might need in relation to those services. For instance, a full description of what the service offers, how to request access, and delivery timelines.
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Topics: Service Desk, Service Catalog

6 Things New Project Managers Should Know

Posted by InvGate on July 24, 2019 at 10:59 AM
If you're reading this, then you're most likely a project manager or have recently passed your certification and are looking for a role as one. Or you might be someone who has temporarily moved into a project management role due to being a subject matter expert (SME). It really doesn’t matter which of these is true for you, as the handy list of pointers for project managers below applies to all. And you can use this list as a reference or a reminder of how to always be at the top of your game when it comes to managing a project.
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Topics: Project Management

10 Tips for Managing Underperforming Service Desk Analysts

Posted by InvGate on July 17, 2019 at 9:01 AM
Dealing with underperforming employees is tough. No matter how many courses you attend, books you read, or years of experience you have, we think one of the hardest service desk manager tasks is supporting underachieving analysts while maintaining team morale. To help, here are ten tips for managing an underperforming service desk analyst.
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Topics: Service Desk

ITSM 101: What’s Self-Service and Why Do You Need It?

Posted by InvGate on July 10, 2019 at 1:25 PM
Technology is upping the pace of work and increasing the rate of change – yes, it’s making our lives easier but at the same time it’s putting some crazy pressures on support teams who are striving to meet customer needs and business demands. IT self-service capabilities exist to help here, along with the ability to reduce costs, empower customers, and increase staff productivity.
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Topics: Service Desk, Self-service

10 Tips for Running A Successful Change Advisory Board

Posted by InvGate on July 3, 2019 at 10:25 AM
Change advisory boards (CABs) exist to ensure that all business-affecting changes are tested, reviewed, and approved such that change activity delivers value without crippling the rest of the business. If you want to know how best to operate your change advisory board, here are our ten top tips for getting the most out of your CAB.
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Topics: change management, Change Advisory Board

InvGate Service Desk 6.0: new UI, new way to work

Posted by Pablo Vergne on June 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM
We’re very happy to introduce InvGate Service Desk 6.0, a version that features a totally renewed interface to continue making your life at work easier (and more organized). The goal we set ourselves was to improve the experience of all those who use InvGate as their main work tool: Agents, Managers, and Administrators now have more visibility on pending tasks with the option  to operate them in a simplified way, all from the same screen. The star of this major redesign is the "My work" section, where the technical users spend most of their time organizing their day to day. Keep reading to learn about all the changes and improvements that this new interface brings.
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Topics: service desk, Service Desk Software, service desk software features, IT Service Desk, InvGate Service Desk

It’s Time to Get Your ITAM On – Here’s How

Posted by InvGate on June 19, 2019 at 4:50 PM
IT asset management (ITAM) is the capability, or set of processes, that can really help your organization to get a better handle on what IT assets have been installed in, or are used by, your business. Done well it can save you money, decrease request fulfillment times, drive efficiency, and mitigate risk. It can also be the difference between meeting your legal and regulatory requirements and audit failures, fines, and all manner of bad stuff that non-compliance brings with it. However, sometimes getting a handle on the possibilities, and needs, of ITAM can seem daunting. So, here are five quick tips for getting started – it’s time to get your ITAM on.  
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Topics: software asset management, IT Asset Management, InvGate Assets

Comparing ITSM Assumptions and Expectations to the Reality – Part 3

Posted by InvGate on June 13, 2019 at 5:26 AM
Who knew that there are so many situations in IT service management (ITSM) where – for whatever reason – it’s easy for people and organizations to think that something is different from the reality. It might be that something is considered too hard to do or that something simply doesn’t need to be done (because something else is being done). After writing a first blog on the topic, we decided that there was a need for at least two more blogs outlining some of the common misguided ITSM expectations. Here’s the second. And this is the third blog, where we take our growing list up to nine examples of where people’s assumptions or expectations are different to the reality.  
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Topics: ITSM

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