Like many IT professionals, Liz’s entry into the tech industry was unconventional. With plans to pursue a career in public relations, Liz’s career quickly took a turn toward technology. She got her start working as a customer success manager with a research platform for the financial industry prior to joining Samanage, now SolarWinds Service Desk. Prior to becoming a SolarWinds Head Geek, Liz served as the technical point of contact for SolarWinds Service Desk customers. In this role, she combined the best of both worlds: her passion for communicating with prospective and existing customers while leaning on her multiple ITIL certifications to provide ITSM best practices to help alleviate pain points, work smarter, and streamline service desk operations. Liz is a formally trained public speaker and is actively involved in the service management community, participating in and hosting podcasts, webcasts, panel discussions, and speaking at large-scale industry events. She attended James Madison University where she earned a B.A. in Communication Studies. She’s ITIL 4 certified and has never met a dog she didn’t want to adopt.

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Facilities and the Service Desk: There’s a Space for That!

November 13, 2020

IT typically leads the charge on selecting, implementing, and maintaining the organization’s IT Service Management (ITSM) platform of choice. Over time we see ITSM solutions become an integral resource to connect employees and IT. Once you’ve completed your initial ITSM implementation and you start …


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Level Up Your IT Asset Management Strategy

November 5, 2020

Whether you’re supporting remote teams or working in a hybrid environment, IT asset management (ITAM) is a critical practice to the business and your service management strategy. If you’ve been following our ITAM series and are delivering services to employees, you most likely have …


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Beyond IT: Expanding the Service Desk’s Footprint

September 28, 2020

IT Service Management (ITSM) strategies and platforms inherently target IT: it’s a part of the acronym! And, the ITSM platform is the bridge between IT and the organization’s employees. Sure, IT is a key player when it comes to connecting employees to services, but …


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SupportWorld Live Goes Virtual! A Recap and Lessons Learned

September 18, 2020

Conferences, while a lot of work, are such a fun outlet to connect with other people in the IT community. It’s an opportunity to learn about new technologies, trends, and gain new perspectives around the industry. Some of my favorite memories of past conferences …



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Knowledge Management: An ITSM Lifeline to Connect Remote Employees

August 28, 2020

Knowledge management is a cornerstone of IT service management (ITSM). It provides technical guidance, steps to best troubleshoot issues, and in some cases an outlet to expand on tribal knowledge. Not only can knowledge content help drive self-service and employee empowerment, aiding in case …


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Networks SolarFocus

Here’s to the IT Pro!

August 21, 2020

The IT community has left its indelible mark on me—the sum of my experiences has led me to where I am now. I’m constantly impressed by IT’s creativity and ingenuity. No matter the circumstances, the time of day, or the hurdle, IT pros show …



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ITSM SolarFocus

Is This Real Life? An Unconventional Path to Head Geek

July 20, 2020

My Leslie Knope Moment Long-time listener, first time caller Liz Beavers here… Head Geek? It’s like when Leslie Knope won the election for Pawnee City Council. I’m pinching myself. Throughout my professional and personal life, I’ve always been driven by people and relationships. The …


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A Successful ITSM Implementation Starts With 4 Checkboxes

July 16, 2020

You’ve been contemplating adopting a new ITSM solution for some time. The current one handles the bare minimum—it helps your team churn through a ticket queue—but you know there are other solutions capable of more. So what’s standing in your way? Implementing that new …