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Shifting customer service into high gear

Posted by ServiceNow on Apr 17, 2019 2:56:42 PM

When a customer contacts customer service, whatever channel they use or problem they have, they want fast answers. Most expect “now” service within 5 minutes of making contact online and say that valuing their time is the most important thing a company can do to provide good customer service.

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Putting Employees at the Centerpiece of Your 2019 IT Strategy

Posted by Nexthink on Mar 19, 2019 4:10:16 PM

In recent years, IT professionals have been progressively realizing that successful IT strategies actually depend on a simple question: who? Indeed, for once, instead of asking “what” or “how much,” they are shifting their focus towards the people ultimately impacted by IT decision making – their employees.

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The 4 Requirements of a Better Digital Experience

Posted by Nexthink on Feb 11, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Better employee experience drives better business outcomes1. The result? Technology is no longer the driving force of IT — instead, the end-users’ digital experience is the key to unlocking business value and driving ROI.

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Topics: Technology, Digitaltransformation, productivity, Nexthink, Customer Experience

Proactive ITSM: Staying Ahead of The Curve

Posted by Nexthink on Dec 21, 2018 11:12:08 AM

Although technology continues to evolve, the processes that support Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) have remained relatively unchanged for several decades. One of the main challenges to delivering high-quality IT services in this long-established approach is reactivity – that is, focusing on incident management as a means to resolve something that should never have happened in the first place.

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Topics: HR, Technology, ITSM, Digitaltransformation, productivity, Nexthink, it service management, Customer Experience

The Power of an Amazing Onboarding Experience

Posted by ServiceNow on Nov 27, 2018 1:15:30 PM

Onboarding is a critical moment in the employee life cycle. It is the unique opportunity companies have to engage their new hires, excite them and provide assurance and confidence that they have joined a great company. Making the life-changing decision to move to a new employer should not be followed by disappointment at the start of the journey. People need to feel that they have made the right choice from the very beginning, and this creates a strong bond with the company, the new team and a sense of common purpose. Find out more about creating an amazing onboarding experience.

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Topics: HR, Technology, People, Human Resources, Digitaltransformation, HR Manager, HR management

Patch Problems Causing Windows Pain? Make it a Team Effort

Posted by Nexthink on Jun 13, 2018 5:00:00 PM

Patching Windows 10 doesn’t always go as planned. As noted by CNet, the OS has a bad habit of automatically updating devices to the latest version — even when users are in the middle of something else. Sure, there’s potential benefit for IT here since network-connected desktops and laptops will always be up-to-date but since the update process halts any work-in-progress, resets the device and can take hours to complete, end-users won’t be happy.

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Topics: CIO, Technology, Cloud, CEO, Digitaltransformation, ServiceNow, servicemanagement, Nexthink, HR Manager, cyber security

Don’t Monitor NFV With On-premises Software

Posted by Zenoss on Jun 8, 2018 12:23:14 PM

Every organization looking at using network function virtualization (NFV) needs to consider monitoring. If you’re going to deploy a service, it’s really important that you know if it’s working — and what’s wrong if it’s not. That’s why monitoring — often called assurance — is a key part of every request for information, every request for proposal, every proof of concept, every NFV deal.

Here’s the challenge: the economics of on-premises monitoring are all wrong for the NFV business cycle.


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Topics: CIO, Technology, Cloud, CEO, Digitaltransformation, ServiceNow, servicemanagement, devops, security, cyber security

Running IT as a Business using IT4IT and ServiceNow

Posted by ServiceNow on Jun 6, 2018 11:30:54 AM

We've been talking for years about running IT as a business.  Multiple industry standards have taken their shot a guiding customers down this golden path, with varying degrees of success.  The latest, and possibly most promising, is called IT4IT.  This blog is meant as a quick introduction to IT4IT and our suggestions on how to get started.

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Topics: CIO, Technology, Cloud, CEO, Digitaltransformation, ServiceNow, servicemanagement, devops, security, cyber security

GDPR Compliance and Your Zenoss Deployment

Posted by Zenoss on Jun 1, 2018 9:30:37 AM

In the article “Data Masking as Part of Your GDPR Compliant Security Posture” over on DEVOPSdigest, Zenoss talks about how to mitigate your application’s level of compliance by employing data masking or other pseudonymization techniques of personally identifiable information (PII) like names and email addresses. Zenoss suggests giving it a quick read to better understand how that strategy relates to GDPR.

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Topics: CIO, Technology, Cloud, CEO, Digitaltransformation, ServiceNow, servicemanagement, devops, security, cyber security

Problems Happen in End-User Computing; The Key is How You Handle Them

Posted by Nexthink on May 31, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Incident management means restoring normal computing services as quickly as possible to minimize the impact to the business. Yet, ironically, in a technology industry where innovation is the driving force, key elements of incident management have not been updated for some time.

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Topics: CIO, Technology, Cloud, CEO, Digitaltransformation, ServiceNow, servicemanagement, Nexthink, HR Manager, cyber security

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