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The DIKW model for Knowledge Management

Following on from last week’s article about the advantages of Knowledge Management and how to get started, let’s look at the process in more detail. When I’m running ITIL foundation courses I generally hit Knowledge Management as part of the Service Transition stage of the lifecycle towards the end of day 2. Put yourselves in the shoes of the poor delegate for a second and think after 2 solid... 

Knowledge Management 101

One of the ITIL processes that tends to be glossed over is Knowledge Management which is a shame because it’s the process that can empower your people the most. Used effectively, Knowledge Management can empower your people, reduce Incident resolution times and increase customer satisfaction. So what is Knowledge Management? Knowledge Management is the process responsible for sharing perspectives,... 

Quick Guide to Knowledge Management

This quick guide has been contributed by Mike Simpson of CIH Solutions. The guide discusses how Knowledge Management (KM) can be used to manage risk and control costs in an IT Service Management environment. The guide identifies four ‘hot spots’ based on the author’s experience and outlines common problems and suggests solutions using KM. Introduction Author: Mike Simpson, CIH Solutions As with... 

Technology Review: EasyVista

This is a review of the EasyVista ITSM solution. The product (set) reviewed was: EasyVista ServiceManager EasyVista Service-Apps EasyVista Click2Get These collectively make up ‘EasyVista.com’ – the product set reviewed will be released on July 1st 2014. At a glance EasyVista is an established and growing player in the ITSM industry – from an initial start in 1988 through to a floated business... 

Podcast Episode 4: Tribal Knowledge with Earl Begley

Thanks to our friends at ManageEngine for sponsoring this podcast. Episode 4 of the ITSM Review podcast hosted by Barclay Rae. Guests: Early Begley, Total Quality Manager, University of Kentucky (Earl’s posts on The ITSM Review , Earl on LinkedIn) Martin Thompson, ITSM Review Agenda “50 Completely Unexplainable Stock Photos No One Will Ever Use” Axelos: Promote short sprints for... 

ITSM Review Q&A Forum

We will be rolling out a new Q&A forum and knowledge base for The ITSM Review shortly. This is a short blog to discuss our goals and direction for the project (code name Angels on a Pin). Why a Q&A Forum? LinkedIn and Facebook are proving popular for discussion of ITSM topics. The weakness of these platforms is that a) the good stuff gets lost in the stream and b) common questions get repeated... 

Transforming the IT service experience

Left to right: Lori Krikorian, Dana Swanstrom, and Sally Shane accepted the Project of the Year award in Las Vegas in February. EMC Corporation’s IT organization (EMC IT) has been on a multiyear transformational journey, transitioning to a virtual and private cloud infrastructure and modifying its operating model to be one of a competitive service provider. They have also been working to unlock the... 

Change and Release Management: What are they? What’s missing?

Daniel Breston This article was contributed by Daniel Breston, Consultant at Qriosity Limited. I was recently challenged by Mike Orzen (co-founder of Lean in IT practises and my mentor) to answer a simple question: what do you think the purpose of change and release management is in ITIL or any other IT best practice framework? I started by asking what aren’t they? Change is not about doing the... 

Technology Review: Solarwinds Web Help Desk (WHD) V 12.1

This is an independent review of Solarwinds Web Help Desk, reviewed in March 2014. AT A GLANCE A global leader in the market of service automation software and remote management SolarWinds mission is to provide purpose-built products designed to make IT professional’s jobs easier. This review takes a look at the core capabilities, the route to market, competitive strengths and weaknesses, product... 

Navy 311: Reinventing service and support

Following on from my trip to itSMF Norway last week, I wanted to share with ITSM Review readers my thoughts on Susan Reisinger’s presentation along with some of the key pieces of advice that she presented. This was an interesting session, not least because it focused on such a huge organization (the US Navy) that operates globally. I would perhaps say that the session focused a little too much on... 

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