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The Difference Between Helpdesk, Technical Support & Desktop Support & Skills Required

The Difference Between Helpdesk Technical and Desktop Support and Skills Required

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With continued growth in computer and hand-held device use in the lives of many brings increasing technical questions and problems that arise. And so, the field of supporting these systems grows along with it, which brings business opportunities for entrepreneurs, and employment opportunities for support personnel.

But there are different types of support needs accompanied by varying required responsibilities and skills. The following are the differences between, and skills required for, three common areas of support: Helpdesk, Technical Support, and Desktop/Deskside Support.

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How to Implement a Cost Effective Help Desk

How to Implement a Cost Effective Help Desk

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Small and medium-sized organizations on a budget may be hesitant to initiate the process of looking into and implementing a help desk solely based on cost. Whether you decide to choose between an open-source program, software based in the cloud, or something else entirely, there are ways to generate cost savings, while still capturing the services you require to operate efficiently. Continue reading to gather our tips on implementing a cost-efficient help desk at your business, even when budgets are tight.

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What Makes a Great Help Desk? Top 3 Strategies & Success Metrics

What Makes a Great Help Desk Top 3 Tips and Success Metrics

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Customer service is integral to the success of any organization that sells a product or service. Loyalty and retention are both built off of the very principle of customer service. When your customers are happy, they will likely return and recommend your business to their friends, family, and co-workers. With that being said, customer service is an evolving sector that requires organizations to remain current and efficient. How is this done?

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Top Alternatives to Improve Customer Service Wait Times

Top Alternatives to Improve Customer Service Wait Times

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"Your call is important to us. Please hold for the next available representative." If you have ever called into a customer service department before, there's a good chance you've heard an iteration of that line on more than one occasion. Some companies have learned methods to tame the wait time beast and established excellent customer service best standards, while others are still losing the battle.

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The Top 3 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement a Help Desk Software

The Top 3 Reasons Your Organization Should Implement a Help Desk Software

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Let's face it, most of us have probably, at one time or another, had a desktop filled with several spreadsheet files to track varying metrics involved in our roles. You might still be doing this today. Though this may work for some people, there certainly has to be a better way to track the key metrics (and other more basic ones as well) in your organization. We are happy to report that a more organized and efficient service is available, and it comes in the form of help desk software.

If you aren't familiar with this type of program, we will be going through some of its top benefits in this post. It may just convince you to suggest it to your IT leader at your next meeting!

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Why It's Time Your Organization Invests in a SaaS-Based Cloud Solution

Why It's Time Your Organization Invests in a SaaS-Based Cloud Solution

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For organizations of all sizes, physical equipment can present several challenges. From space constraints to the additional overhead of repairing and maintaining equipment, the liability this technology presents is no longer worth the additional strain it places on IT leaders and their budgets.

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How Secure and Scalable Is Your Lab Testing Tracking System?

How Secure and Scalable is Your Lab Testing Tracking System

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Attention commercial and academic medical testing labs:

In light of COVID-19, how is your testing lab set up to securely, quickly and easily sync results and tracking information with local hospitals and healthcare organizations while performing ongoing, exponentially growing testing? As our nation continues to navigate into deeper waters in its attempt to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, this is an opportunity for your organization to meet this unexpected challenge and create a HIPAA compliant tracking system that will provide:

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3 Valuable Tips for Improving Customer Service in Telehealth Practices

3 Valuable Tips for Improving Customer Service in Telehealth Practices

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There is a good chance that if patients have chosen to engage in telehealth services, they have done so due to its overall convenience. Though the level of patient care is most important, customer service plays an integral role in patient retention. This is a key metric to consider when looking at the continued growth of telehealth services across North America.

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Is Your HIPAA Compliant Cloud Call Center Keeping Up?

Is Your HIPAA Compliant Cloud Call Center Keeping Up

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Attention state and local healthcare agencies and hospitals:

Do you have a HIPAA compliant cloud call center that can scale with your high volumes?

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5 ITSM Trends in 2020

5 ITSM Trends in 2020

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The value of IT Service Management has largely been recognized over recent years. It plays a major role in improving organization functions and opens up new possibilities for development. Because ITSM is very much influenced by technological innovations, it has experienced many changes over the past year. Giva has compiled a list of upcoming trends and changes affecting ITSM in 2020:

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