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6 Types of IT Assets Your CMDB Should Track


IT asset management (ITAM) and configuration management database (CMDB) are critical components of a service desk, playing a key role in how inventory within an organization is tracked and managed. Asset management tracks and reports the value and ownership of all assets throughout their …



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ITSM: The 4 Wins of Lean


Part 1 of this series introduced IT Service Management (ITSM) and a few of the adaptable frameworks available to fit the needs of an organization. This post focuses on the benefits of using a couple of the principles from the Lean methodology to craft …


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Q&A: Breaking Down IT Silos


One of the most frustrating challenges in IT, historically, is working within silos. Given today’s complexity and specialization throughout IT, it’s more important than ever that teams work together toward goals that benefit the entire business. Following our own advice, I talked with a …



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The Growing Value of IT in the Business


Technology is a driving force in today’s business, regardless of industry. It’s how we connect to others a few feet away or across the globe—serving as a vehicle for communication that can spark creativity. Employees use smartphones and laptops nearly every part of the …


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5 IT Service Management Resolutions for 2020


For many, New Year’s resolutions emphasize a fresh start and becoming better versions of themselves; adopting a healthier lifestyle, being more organized, starting a business, starting a family. The list of resolutions is infinite. But how are organizations preparing for the new year? It’s …


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Uniting IT Operations and IT Service Management 101


Having both a positive employee experience and employee engagement are key factors for an organization’s success. In a recent SolarWinds survey, over 85% of IT pros said that IT is critical or very important in driving that experience. Service desk pros work directly with …


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ITSM: A Conversation With Garry Schmidt, Part 3


Garry Schmidt first got involved in IT Service Management almost 20 years ago. Since becoming the manager of the IT Operations Center at SaskPower, ITSM has become one of his main focuses. Here are part 1 and part 2 of our conversation. Bruno: What …


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Hybrid IT Terms ITSM Pros Should Know: A Glossary


Software has evolved a lot further than just something that you purchase and install onto your computer. Businesses now have the luxury—and the burden—of selecting from a wide array of digital tools built in myriad ways. With the ever-growing selection of software, systems, and …