Executive IT Insights: Navigating Business, Tech, and Security

Explore "Executive IT Insights," delving into the executive realm of information technology. Our blog category is your gateway to business strategies, tech trends, and security insights. Whether you're an IT director, CIO, or executive, join us for a nuanced perspective on navigating the digital era.

Managing an SLA Breach: A Guide to Resolution and Prevention

Service Level Agreement (SLA) Breach

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Service Level Agreements (SLAs) document expectations between service providers and customers. These contracts outline standards for response and up time, and business operating hours, among others.

However, even the most well-crafted SLAs are susceptible to breaches. An SLA breach occurs when the agreed-upon services fall short of stipulated standards. It erodes trust and can result in financial penalties and damaged reputations.

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8 Actionable Help Desk Scripts: Best Practices and Examples

Help Desk Script Example Templates

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IT help desk workloads and tickets are high-volume, busy, and always feel like they're getting busier.

A massive time-saver is to use help desk scripts and templates, sometimes called "canned responses", to handle ticket volumes of internal or external customer interactions faster and more efficiently.

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12 Help Desk Ticket Examples and Responses for Busy IT Managers

Help Desk Ticket EXamples

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IT help desks are busy operations. Customers, whether internal or external, are calling and, in most cases, sending support tickets via online forms and Live Chat.

IT Service Management (ITSM) teams don't have time to write every single response message from scratch. You need a ready-to-use set of examples to cover the most commonplace scenarios, such as printer, password, and third-party software (SaaS) problems.

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SLA Formula: How to Calculate and Improve Service Level Agreement Scores

SLA Formula Calculations

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When it comes to customer service and IT support, Service Level Agreements (SLAs) are essential for ensuring high-quality customer service and maintaining contracts between in-house teams, customers, and service providers.

As call center and IT help desk managers, your ability to maintain high SLA scores can significantly impact both customer satisfaction and the efficient running of contact center or IT operations.

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Preventing Help Desk/Call Center Burnout: Ideas for Managers and Agents

Help Desk/Call Center Burnout & Stress

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Burnout, stress, and anxiety are at epidemic proportions, and it's a serious problem in IT, ITSM help desk, and call center functions across the US and worldwide.

Burnout "is a special type of work-related stress — a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity."

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Reactive vs. Proactive vs. Predictive: 3 Stages of Help Desks

3 Types of Help Desks: Reactive, Proactive, Predictive

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IT Service Management (ITSM) help desks can implement and deliver services in one of three ways: reactive, proactive, or predictive.

In many respects, these three levels represent different stages of the ITSM maturity model. Measuring ITSM maturity is a way of assessing "how good your organization or system is at self-improvement." If you're still delivering reactive IT services, then that suggests a lower level of maturity, which results in higher staff turnover, higher costs, and lower key performance indicators (KPIs), customer satisfaction, and service level agreement (SLA) scores.

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What Does Business Relationship Management (BRM) Mean in ITIL?

IT Business Relationship Management

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In any IT-based service operation, such as IT Service Management (ITSM), especially when they operate on ITIL principles, a Business Relationship Manager (BRM) is the go-between with the rest of the organization.

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What Is Edge Computing? Plus Benefits, Challenges & Examples

Edge Computing Technology

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Edge computing, or edge cloud computing, is a new technology for communications and data processing connected to the cloud. More people are wondering what it is as it gains popularity. How does it work, and how does it compare to cloud computing? Everyone should know a few key traits of edge tech and its main applications today.

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Guide to Knowledge Management Best Practices, Tools and Features

Knowledge Management (KM) Best Practices

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When it comes to delivering great customer service, most want an immediate answer to a question they have. This makes knowledge bases the preferred channel over other types of self-serve channels or having to call, email, live chat, or send a message to an organization.

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Top 7 KPIs for Measuring Change in ITIL

ITIL Change Management KPIs

Change Management, now known as Change Enablement in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®), is a way of managing change requests and implementing updates and changes in software, applications, and IT systems.

As IT leaders and professionals know, ITIL is a best-practice framework or set of best practices that guide IT Service Management (ITSM).

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