The Benefits Of Switching Off Email To The Service Desk And Going Self-Service

Posted on Wednesday 21 June 2017.

At a recent SDI event the service desk manager from Affinity Water, Lena Gaston, presented on ‘Service Improvement – From Chaos to Affinity and Beyond’. During her presentation Lena spoke about how, as part of her service improvement plan and with the support of the CIO, they had switched off email as a communication channel to

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Evolution of a service desk: Andrew Shepherd, Domestic & General

Posted on Monday 12 June 2017.

In this recorded webinar presentation Andrew Shepherd, Service Desk Team Lead at Domestic and General, shows us how their service desk has been turned from a reactive team to a proactive, innovative team. Andrew takes us through his approach to transforming the service desk and describes how the team learnt more about the other teams

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Cambridge Assessment Achieve Multi-Site Service Desk Certification

Posted on Thursday 25 May 2017.

By Carla Thornley, SDI However large or small your service operation, working towards service desk certification is a big commitment and a long and challenging process. As anyone who has participated in the program will attest, to achieve certified status is often a huge relief and always a cause for much celebration! For multi-site, global

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Enterprise Service Management Part 1

Posted on Wednesday 24 May 2017.

by Scarlett Bayes, Industry Analyst, SDI Enterprise Service Management (ESM) is not a new concept; some organisations have been using similar processes, to the ones used in IT service management, across different departments for years. However, what we call it has been the subject of some debate. You might be familiar with Beyond IT(SM), Shared

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Meet The Trainer: Conrad Jepson

Posted on Monday 22 May 2017.

Here at the SDI we don’t just set the standards, we are also passionate about helping our community to develop practical and professional skills, every step of the way. We very much understand that time spent away from the service desk is hard-won and comes at a cost – and that there has to be

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Important women in the history of IT: Grace Hopper

Posted on Sunday 21 May 2017.

by Sadie-Rae Gartell Born in December in New York in 1906, Grace was known as quite an interesting and curious child. At the age of seven she wondered how the mechanics of an alarm clock worked and took seven apart to figure it out. Grace initially didn’t get into Vasser University when she applied because

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