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The Scourge of Jargon

This article has been contributed by Chris Lee – currently working with Six Degrees Group who provide integrated managed data services linking people, places and clouds.   “Going forward, and with enough synergy, we can push the envelope on this project. We know it has social currency; we know it’s on brand. Let’s ship it by COP Friday.” We all know someone who talks like this.... 

Review: Cherwell for Outside IT 2014

Cherwell Service Management This independent review is part of our Outside IT Review. Outside IT Review Overview and Terms Also participating – Samanage, ServiceNow, TOPdesk To download the full report as a PDF please visit : http://download.itassetmanagement.net/outside-it/   Executive Summary Elevator Pitch Cherwell is an established vendor within the ITSM market, with a particular... 

Jarod Greene, Gartner "The players haven’t changed, but the game has"

Who will be the winners and losers in the new Gartner Quadrant to define the ITSM market? This interview has been contributed by Aprill Allen of Knowledgebird. If your helpdesk experience is anything like mine was, you’ve been taking calls and tracking tickets in whatever software solution the decision makers handed down. So, when I first heard my experienced ITSM colleagues discussing the Gartner... 

Winners and Losers in the ITSM Premier League

Six leading ITSM vendors went head to head this week at the itSMF UK Tools forum. The free event was held at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, home of the 2012 premier league winners Manchester City. This was openly promoted as a tool focused event. A perfect opportunity for some of the leading lights of the industry to showcase their technology and highlight their competitive differentiators. An opportunity... 

The ITSM Tool Pricing Ouch-O-Meter

Click to Enlarge One thing that has surprised me during my initial exploration of ITSM tools is the simplicity of some SaaS based pricing models. Software licensing options offer vendors the ability to flex their competitive muscles, adapt their solutions to different customers and maximize revenue. Microsoft is particularly good at this, if you are a left-handed student living in Outer Mongolia –... 

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