Tim Lawes serves as Manager of Solutions Engineering, ITSM at SolarWinds. ITIL 4 certified, he brings 10+ years of training and consulting experience in the software industry, helping customers find creative solutions and implement ITSM best practices.



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What Is Problem Management? Understanding the Basics

August 13, 2019

When thinking about problem management in your IT organization, it’s a good idea to first understand how ITIL differentiates problems and incidents within the service management framework. Problems are defined as the cause of one or more incidents, where incidents are simply disruptions in …



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IT Security Threats That May be Lurking in Your Assets

June 11, 2019

  Information Security, Assets, and IT Security Threats Assets are broadly defined as “items of value.” Technology assets make up the backbone of many successful organizations. However, some assets can contain threats; worse yet, they can make your data center, other assets, and entire …






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ITIL Alternatives: What Are Other ITSM Frameworks?

December 18, 2018

In this post, we will examine the rise and domination of ITIL, looking into how prevalent it actually is, and why that may be so. We’ll also take a look at five of the primary ITIL alternatives available and how they differ from and mirror ITIL.