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SDI Software Showcase: Here Comes the Sun

No more cloud… please! Wednesday 23rd October was SDI’s Service Desk Software Showcase held at ThinkTank Birmingham. A crash on the M5 motorway and some technical difficulties meant that things kicked off a little later than scheduled, but it gave me a good chance to mingle and find out what other attendees were hoping to take away from the day even if that was just a nice Danish (which... 

Patrick Bolger talks "why we have to do Agile NOW"

Patrick Bolger, Chief Evangelist at Hornbill Service Management, provides a summary of his presentation for the itSMF UK Conference and Exhibition entitled “The Good, the Bad, and the Agile”. Patrick discusses the need for Agile, it’s benefits, and why it’s not just for software development. He also looks at how the IT landscape has changed in the past decade – it was once... 

itSMF UK BIG4 Twitter Chat

itSMF UK’s new initiative for 2014, ‘The Big 4 Agenda’ kicked off last week with the first of the five scheduled Twitter Chats taking place. The chat featured Big4 Agenda Speaker and itSMF UK Vice-Chair John Windebank and was moderated by Kathryn Howard the pioneer of the #leadit Twitter Chats for itSMF Australia. The Twitter Chat Model The Twitter Chat model shows that itSMF UK are taking strides... 

Announcing the winner of our itSMF UK Conference competition…

The entrance to the International Conference Centre We recently gave all you lovely people the opportunity to win a FREE ticket to the upcoming itSMF UK Conference and Exhibition (4-5 November at the ICC in Birmingham), and now it’s time to announce the winner. The instructions were simple: Tell us why you deserve a free ticket in less than 200 words. And the winner is… Gregory Baylis-Hall, IT... 

Introducing Rebecca

Rebecca Beach, ITSM Research Analyst (bringing balloons to Analyst briefings is strictly prohibited) I am very pleased to welcome Rebecca Beach to the team! Rebecca is joining as ITSM Research Analyst. SDI IT Service Excellence Professional of the Year 2012, Rebecca is a self-confessed geek and ITSM fangirl. “Rebecca is very passionate about providing the best possible service to her customers. She... 

Kepner Tregoe: Working together on Problem Management

Steve White, Senior Consultant at Kepner Tregoe discusses his interactive session at the itSMF UK Conference and Exhibition entitled “Igniting Problem Management with Pre-emptive Successes”. In this video Steve invites people to come along to his session to share both their Problem Management successes and current issues. With powerpoint banned, Steve’s session aims to facilitate... 

Service Management at the speed of light

ServiceNow recently held a three-city European forum. The event was a compact version of the larger ‘Knowledge’ event held in the US and a chance for customers to share experiences and hear from ServiceNow bigwigs. I found the most fascinating session of the day was from Reinoud Martens, Service Manager at CERN, the home of particle accelerators and clever physicists searching for the origins... 

itSMF UK: The Big 4 Agenda

itSMF UK recently announced it’s new initiative for 2014 entitled “The Big 4 Agenda”, and in this video Ben Clacy, CEO of itSMF UK provides an overview of what this new intiative is and how you can get involved. Ben also explains the role that the itSMF UK Conference and Exhibition has to play in helping determine the four key topics that will drive itSMF UK’s agenda in 2014. Everyone... 

You don't need to be a Genius or a Guru to offer a Personal Service Desk

A Genius Bar for the Service Desk, could it work? You’ll surely be familiar with the ancient Chinese curse “may you live in interesting times”. Well, those working in IT these days are so beset with “interesting” challenges that they might be justified in feeling that they accidentally offended some Chinese ancestors in a previous life. One thing about working in IT – it’s... 

Virgin Media: 'Problem Management is not just for IT'

Amanda Kirby, CSI Manager at Virgin Media, provides a summary of her presentation for the UK itSMF conference entitled “10 steps to problem management – a real life journey”. Amanda describes how the remit for problem management extends beyond IT to include networks, power and engineering. Problem Management even extends to the ‘My Virgin Media’ where consumer customers can manage their... 

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