The term Service Management is most widely used as the component of Operations Support Systems responsible for service delivery, such as order management, inventory management, provisioning and activation, network topology management and maintenance, and stability/performance diagnostics of communication service providers and their networks. A service management system automates manual operations of the network, delivery services, and support, making these areas more efficient and error-free.
Refresh and reset are powerful additions to the arsenal of recovery tools found in Windows 8. Resetting reverts a machine back to a base image of the initial installation; refreshing a machine is a little less drastic in that it keeps some applications, and more importantly, keeps all user data safe while still fully cleansing a PC of many troublesome issues.
Whether you are operating a home system, overseeing a small startup, or performing security governance for an enterprise, everyone can benefit from paying attention to security. This paper provides a list of 10 security tools or tests that will help you check out suspicious issues and keep ahead of new risks and threats
Microsoft SQL Server 2014 has some great new features that will allow you to develop higher performing, more scalable next-generation applications using the hybrid cloud. Microsoft is building on the established foundation of SQL Server 2008 and 2012. Using similar architecture and management tools, customers will be able to smoothly upgrade their systems and skills based on the need for the new features and according to their own schedule.
This book introduces you to application performance management (APM) solutions and how these tools can help you monitor and troubleshoot your mission-critical applications — from the
perspective of your users, as well as your systems.
This paper explores why PaaS has suddenly become relevant and irresistible to many organizations. It dives into the opportunities and considerations associated with using PaaS from an application development and deployment perspective, as well as the ways PaaS can help enhance developer productivity.
The following industry forecasts and findings highlight mobile’s growth potential and each on their own should merit merchants’ attention. Learn more about the potential of mobile growth through this whitepaper.
To operate effectively in different markets, Finnish manufacturer Meka Pro needed to be able to adjust its pricing and manufacturing strategies to each locality, but had no insight into their own data. Read this case study to learn how Meka Pro used IBM® Cognos® software modules to make faster, better business decisions and improve profitability.
In conducting a survey of 159 IT professionals with direct responsibility for business-critical applications, Forrester found that all enterprises surveyed had fundamental issues while managing the performance of these applications and
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You need an answer fast. You searched online and almost got the answer, but require a little more information without having to call someone. What do you do? Fortunately, in today’s customer service world, there are options.
As Americans spend an increasing amount of time on the internet, they’re demanding a more positive, intuitive, and instant online experience—each and every time. In short, they expect the time they invest in the Web to be worth every millisecond devoted to it. Likewise, business leaders know that every visit to an organization’s Website affects the way consumers view their companies as a whole. Thus, each online interaction must be better than good and, at best, generate positive buzz. Just one negative experience, after all, can generate a negative buzz heard around the world.
This document aligns to the Customer Experience (CX) Value Equation defined by Oracle as a method to identify and measure the value of CX. Within the value equation there are three important areas of business focus, or CX practice areas: Acquisition, Retention, and Efficiency. Each area has strategic and operational areas of measurement, or Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
It has been said that you can’t manage what you can’t measure, and you must measure what really matters. New service delivery models for IT service management, such as software as a service (SaaS), as well as emerging communications channels for support that include social media, will require some changes to the way you traditionally measure the effectiveness of your services. That’s why you should reexamine your service metrics as you begin to rely more heavily on SaaS, social media, and a more services-oriented approach to IT delivery.
According to Gartner, 50 percent of all new IT service desk tool purchases will utilize the cloud model by 2015. Yet service delivery via the cloud can adversely affect IT’s ability to meet an organization’s requirements. The adoption of cloud-based solutions demands that the business take a look at the skills needed for success, the delivery channels that must be realigned, and the potential effects on the business. With these issues in mind, is it worth venturing into the cloud?
The market has been and will continue to be inundated with a plethora of IT service management (ITSM) vendors creating solutions dedicated to supporting cloud-based service management. In this article, we discuss why this is the case, as well as the benefits an organization can achieve by moving to a cloud-based environment.
The nature of today’s business climate means that now, more than ever, companies look for any business advantage that helps them stay ahead of the competition. Often, that means companies take such steps as creating innovative products, increasing and maintain customer loyalty, and implementing cost-control measures to realize distinct advantages.
Leading industry analysts point to two areas internally where companies can achieve the best possible advantages, by focusing on a company’s workers and work processes.