Future Changes for the Service Desk

Posted on Thursday 27 June 2019.

The latest Global Best Practice Standard for Service Desk (version 8) was launched in March this year. At #SDI19 some of the lead contributors took part in a live Q&A panel about the latest changes to the Best Practice Standard. One of the most pertinent questions which came up about the latest global Best Practice Standard was: ”With a

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A View From The Frontline Report – A Vendor’s View

Posted on Thursday 27 June 2019.

A View From The Frontline Report – A Vendor’s View – Geoff Rees, Director of Sales & Operations, Sunrise   Once again, the SDI survey on ITSM software tools has been returned and once again there’s both a pat on the back and a shot across the bows for the ITSM software vendors. Many customers

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Increase IT Service Desk Agent Motivation with Employee Experience Feedback

Posted on Tuesday 25 June 2019.

By Sami Kallio, CEO, HappySignals You’ve probably heard the Richard Branson quote, that “Clients do not come first. Employees come first. If you take care of your employees, they will take care of the clients.” But have you ever stopped to think about it from an IT support perspective – with your IT service desk agents

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What does the recent ITIL update mean for the service desk?

Posted on Monday 15 April 2019.

by Jamie Bell, Service Desk Specialist, SDI Follow Jamie on Twitter: @thepapabell With ITIL being arguably the most widely accepted framework for IT Service Management worldwide, the release of ITIL 4 has many service desk professionals wondering what this means for them. In ITIL 2011 (or ITIL v3) the service desk was recognised as a

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Key Tips for Recruitment and Retention of a Diverse Team

Posted on Thursday 7 March 2019.

Key Tips for Recruitment and Retention of a Diverse Team by Scarlett Bayes, Industry Analyst, SDI Last year, SDI teamed up with Ivanti to host a forum for service desk professionals (both male and female) to discuss their thoughts, concerns, and ideas surrounding Gender Equality in ITSM. Throughout the day, delegates expressed that they struggled

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Did you know your analysts could be secret sales people?

Posted on Wednesday 16 January 2019.

by Jamie Bell, Service Desk Specialist, SDI   The aim of this blog is to provide some insight into how a Service Desk Analyst may be able to add extra value to an organisation by utilising the knowledge, relationships, and experiences they have established. My background includes over a decade within Managed Service Providers, so

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