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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.

Posts Featuring Liz Beavers

IT Service Management: The Supporting Bridge for Hybrid IT Infrastructure

For many organizations, the circumstances of 2020 led to a review of on-premises infrastructure and opportunities to take a leap to the cloud. These decisions are not one-size-fits-all, and there…

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

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…

Level Up Your IT Asset Management Strategy

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…

Beyond IT: Expanding the Service Desk’s Footprint

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,…

SupportWorld Live Goes Virtual! A Recap and Lessons Learned

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…

Better Together: Benefits of Connecting Configuration, Change, and Release Management

Both the technology and infrastructure we use have changed how we deliver services to our customers (or employees in this case). But how are our businesses adapting to these changes?…

Knowledge Management: An ITSM Lifeline to Connect Remote Employees

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.…

Here’s to the IT Pro!

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.…

Service Level Management: Tying it Together With SLAs, SLOs, and XLAs

Quality service and providing value to service desk users is a sure way to boost employee engagement. In fact, if employees aren’t satisfied with their requests and providers aren’t finding…

Is This Real Life? An Unconventional Path to Head Geek

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…

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