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ITSM Industry News Roundup – incl The CEO Who's Never Fired Anyone

No time to read all the interesting info and news floating around social media and appearing in your inbox? Read our round up of what we’ve found interesting this week. Karen’s Conversations #4 – Karen Ferris talks to Paul Wallis and Fergus Cloughley the creators of OBASHI and Claire Agutter from IT Training Zone Ltd about the difference between CMDB and OBASHI, training and data flows. Watch... 

Live from LEADit, Conference Review

Meeting April Allen (@knowledgebird) at LEADit – the itSMFA conference DAY ONE I’m at the itSMF Australia LEADit conference in Melbourne. It started with a buzz of excitement with a healthy turnout of 674 expected during the 3 days. The opening ceremony from itSMFA Chair Kathryn Heaton and Australian politician Gordon Rich-Phillips were very positive about the state of ITSM in Australia and... 

BYOD concerns? It's time to dust off the ITIL service strategy book!

It’s time to grab the duster to dust off your ITIL service strategy book At this year’s itSMF Australia LEADIT14 Conference I am speaking about what the BYOD revolution means for ITSM evolution. I will be looking at each of the 26 ITIL processes and how they will need to change or adapt in the face of BYOD. Whether we like it or not, BYOD is here to stay Recent research by Gartner states that... 

Orange, green, blue, purple – what colour is ITSM?

PINK. The answer is still PINK. PINK14 seem a long time ago now, and I have to confess that I am already secretly (although I guess it’s not a secret when I publish it in an article right?) planning my trip for PINK15. There has already been a stream of blogs from people providing their thoughts on the conference: The IT Superhero – A recap of Pink 2014 – Ian Aitchison Pink14: was it worth... 

Pink Elephant 18th Annual International IT Service Management Conference & Exhibition

Fatima Cabral, CEO and George Spalding, Executive Vice Preseident at Pink Elephant delivered the opening keynote at PINK 2013 We are excited to announce that we will be a Media Partner for Pink Elephant’s 18th Annual International IT Service Management Conference & Exhibition (aka Pink14), 16-19 February 2014, at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. The event brings together 1,500 like-minded IT... 

And the winner is…

We recently gave all you lovely people the opportunity to win a Kindle Fire in return for writing a review on Rob England’s (a.k.a ‘The IT Skeptic’) latest book “Plus! The Standard+Case Approach: See service response in a new light”, and today is the exciting day when we announce the winner! With all of the reviews in, Martin Thompson took his place at the judging table and began reading... 

CHANGE: Don't be a Statistic!

Change is inevitable, how you manage the organizational aspects will make all the difference For decades the industry experts have been telling us that 70% of organizational change fails. These experts include recognizable names such as Kotter, Blanchard, and McKinsey. It’s a scary story! This means that 70% of changes fail to recognize a return on investment, and achievement of stated goals and... 

Rob England: The People in ITSM

Maori proverb: "He aha te mea nui? He tangata. He tangata. He tangata." What is the most important thing? It is people, it is people, it is people. It’s all about the people. A service exists to serve people.  It is built and delivered by people. Even in the most technical domains like IT, the service is about managing information for people to use, and managing the way they use it. When... 

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