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SIAM made simple: an introduction

SIAM made simple: an introduction

If you search on Wikipedia for Service Integration and Management you will find a page that starts with a warning: this article appears to contain a large number of buzzwords. Touché. SIAM has become the favourite subject of analysts, consultants and other people who...

10 frequently asked questions about KCS

10 frequently asked questions about KCS

KCS is a methodology that vastly improves your knowledge management results. In this blog, we answer 10 frequently asked questions about Knowledge Centered Service (KCS). Do you have a question about KCS that is not listed here? . Just contact us, we're happy to help!

The CMDB is overrated

The CMDB is overrated

It is a known 'fact' that you need a Configuration Management Database (CMDB) to be successful in IT Service Management. After all it is nicknamed as ‘The Single Source of Truth’ for a reason. Yes, it takes a lot of effort to set it up and maintain but in the end it...

ITSM tool selection: why you are doing it wrong

ITSM tool selection: why you are doing it wrong

So you are ready to select a (new) ITSM tool. Your first step is defining your requirements so you ask your colleagues to list all the functionalities they need. These gather all these requirements in a large Excel sheet or document and send this to several vendors....

How magical is the magic quadrant?

How magical is the magic quadrant?

‘We only want solutions that are in the Magic Quadrant on our shortlist’, a customer answered to my question how they came up with the candidates for replacing their current ITSM tool. Now I love bold statements but I love challenging them even more. So a simple next...

Feed the bots!

Feed the bots!

Mosts analysts agree that artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning will be the next big thing in Service Management. An increasing number of vendors is looking at including virtual agent or chatbots in their solutions. The required technology is widely...

Fashionable

Fashionable

Let’s talk about fashion. Let me start with a disclaimer: I am not a fashionista, there is a good reason why I ended up in IT. Still, most of you will agree that there is a relationship between the way you dress and the kind of person you are. You must be creative...

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