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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When Does an Incident Become a Problem?

September 13, 2018

Dealing with incidents is a common, if not everyday, function of just about every IT department. Incidents may be indicative of underlying problems (and they quite often are), but they are typically not problems themselves.


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How to Plan for Major Incidents in ITSM

August 2, 2018

A “major incident” can be a nightmare for any business – that much seems agreed upon. In practice, however, defining what a major incident is and how to respond to one effectively is a bit more challenging.



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Control IT Spending With Automatic Warranty Updates

June 6, 2018

The larger an organization, the more difficult it is to track and predict purchasing and maintenance costs for all of the devices employees use. That’s why lifecycle and warranty tracking are more vital than ever to an IT asset management strategy.


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The Ultimate Service Desk Metric

May 10, 2018

According to ITIL, service management is “a set of specialized organizational capabilities for providing value to customers in the form of services.” It’s important to remember that customers (in this case, your employees) are the reason the service desk exists in the first place.


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Make Reporting a Part of Your IT Service Catalog

April 11, 2018

With an effective employee service management strategy, you can ensure that internal resources are aligned across departments. The service catalog lets you create a menu of services for employees to go to for their service requests, giving both the employee and the service provider …


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Service Desk Basics: The Real Cost Per Ticket

January 18, 2018

The service desk is the hub that supports all business-related technology that helps businesses generate profits – but in and of itself, the service desk doesn’t turn a profit for its work. One way to minimize costs, and to help service desks function more efficiently, is to track a metric called cost per ticket.