DevOps and the Impact Outside IT: Ask the Experts

Posted on Tuesday 19 June 2018.

by Scarlett Bayes, Industry Analyst, SDI   My previous blog theorised the ways in which DevOps thinking can impact the service desk, but this got me thinking about how IT departments following a DevOps approach will communicate with other teams and business factions. For this, I wanted to ask some DevOps experts who have experienced

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David Wright on Service Automation

Posted on Tuesday 12 June 2018.

Take a look at this interview by Service Automation Framework with SDI’s Chief Value and Innovation Officer, David Wright.  [see original post] Re-published as part of our Industry 4.0 Series exploring the changing world of work, service and technology and the relationship between them.   As a species, we’ve been shaping our environment and crafting ways to help

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Ladies in Legal IT, by Becky Patterson, Tikit

Posted on Tuesday 10 April 2018.

Ladies in Legal IT, by Becky Patterson, Tikit When I joined Tikit (or Avenue Legal Systems as it was then) the Support team was dominated by male employees.  At the time, IT Support was largely a male orientated industry with very few females.   Looking back, the females that were employed by my company tended to

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Findings From A View from the Frontline: University Edition

Posted on Wednesday 17 January 2018.

by Scarlett Bayes, Industry Analyst, SDI   Following the latest iteration of ‘A View From The Frontline’ published in 2017, SDI and UCISA wanted to take a closer look at the Higher Education industry, and note how it compares to the wider service desk industry. Within the scope of Higher Education, this report takes an in-depth

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Service Desks Talk Digital Transformation

Posted on Friday 15 December 2017.

by Scarlett Bayes, SDI Analyst   SDI and Ivanti hosted a forum for service desk professionals to voice and express their concerns and ideas surrounding Digital Transformation. The purpose of the day was to give a voice to industry professionals that are not usually heard. The day was led by audience group discussion, where participants

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Should vendors and customers spec out after-sales support plans?

Posted on Monday 20 November 2017.

by Scarlett Bayes, Industry Analyst, SDI   There are several aspects of the partnership between service desk professionals and ITSM tool vendors; some centered around the tool itself, and others stem from customer service. Often, problems and frustrations can also arise within a service desk professional’s relationship with their vendor. What are your top 5

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