Is Self-Service working for you?

Posted on Friday 3 November 2017.

One of the most common topics discussed at SDI events and Service Desk Manager courses is that of self-service. The technology is nothing new, it’s already in use in a significant portion of the industry, and undoubtedly it will need to be used more in the future to meet customer demand. The business benefits can

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Getting Incident Escalation Right

Posted on Friday 20 October 2017.

by Sumit De, Head of Consultancy UK TOPdesk   Incident Management tends to be one of those ‘must-do but I really wish we could focus on something else’ kind of tasks. But understanding proper Incident escalation is indeed highly important, and can also contribute to less confusion in the Incident Management Process. Can I fix

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The Naked Service Desk, Part II Defining Your Vision

Posted on Thursday 12 October 2017.

This is the second article in The Naked Service Desk Series. The original Naked Service Desk Blog explores the concept of stripping back the service desk to its basic components and identifies the top 10 elements which are key for providing brilliant service. Part II of The Naked Service Desk is about defining the strategic purpose

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The Naked Service Desk

Posted on Wednesday 20 September 2017.

This blog is part 1 of the Naked Service Desk Series. By Matt Greening, Head of Service Transformation at SDI Stripping off for a Calendar Girls style photo shoot is a great way to raise money for charity, but that’s not what this blog is about. This is about stripping back the service desk to

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How to Build an Effective IT Service Desk

Posted on Thursday 14 September 2017.

Written by Alan Conduct, Head of Support Services at UKN Group   Building an effective IT service desk is not easy. With technology evolving so quickly, with companies reliant on a complex mix of hardware, software, cloud-solutions, broadband, telephony and legacy systems, you need an IT help desk that can provide support and proactively grow the business.

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What are the Next Generation of Service Desks?

Posted on Monday 4 September 2017.

Written by Mark Watson, Chief Operating Officer at UKN Group Consumers – me and you – the ‘user’ want IT support services like a service desk that are intuitive, easy to use, more about self-serve than sitting and waiting for a solution. Known as the Next Generation of Service Desk (NGSD), emerging behaviours are encouraging

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