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Is 2017 the time for service unification?

After almost 30 years of evolution in service management we appear at last to be on the precipice of revolution.

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7 in ’17: the key ITSM goals and challenges this year

ITSM trends for 2017 are seemingly endless: CMDB, Software Asset Management (SAM), Service Catalog, automation, knowledge management, customer satisfaction, metrics and SIAM are all on the rise. But which of the “7 in ‘17” should your organization prioritize in the coming 12 months? O …

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Best of ITSM: the 9 most popular topics of 2016

2016 may be winding down for many, but the ITSM industry never stops evolving. With a New Year of continued innovation and development just around the corner, now is the perfect time to reflect on the best resources from the past 12 months from Axios Systems. Based on recent research …

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Axios CTO Chris Ryding to present importance of ESM at ITSMF16 conference

Enterprise Service Management (ESM) is far from new, but the need for its implementation in organizations now is greater than ever.

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What are you doing to enhance the IT service experience?

Understanding the needs of your customers is part and parcel of making an organization successful. Identifying what customers need and why they need it is key to delivering good IT service experience. But do you know how they want to utilize these needs?  Today, market attitudes are d …

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Is your IT business case doomed to fail?

It may come as a surprise to you that despite global IT spending lying at a staggering $3.4 trillion USD, more than half of projects across organizations fail1. Building an effective IT business case can align a project with the actual business needs and increase your chances of succe …

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Gold sponsor Axios Systems to present at annual IT in the Park event

What are the 7 key attributes that high performing organizations share? Learn what they are and how to incorporate them into your own programme as IT in the Park returns to Edinburgh.

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The 7 steps crucial to achieving higher IT Maturity (and how to get over them)

For IT, it is both the best and worst of times; the perfect opportunity and the perfect storm. Just at the time when technology has become the most critical to running, growing and transforming businesses, IT departments are collapsing under the weight of their own legacy. IT maturity …

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ITSM Insight: Key facts driving market change

One of the most important constants of the ITSM market is evolution. As a heavily dynamic industry, IT relies on forecasts, trends and research statistics to ensure customer requirements are met. Because the market moves so quickly from one month to the next, it can often be difficult …

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Strengthen your business with effective customer experience

World-class customer experience is critical to any business. Meet the customers’ demands and you are likely to retain them. Fail to do so and you may lose them to competitors.

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Sharing knowledge and boosting customer experience: Next stop, peer-to-peer?

How equipped is your organization to reflect a knowledge-sharing culture in IT support? It is an intriguing question when considering when to adopt a peer-to-peer support strategy, and one that doesn’t always have a clear cut answer.

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5 actions you should take today to improve IT customer feedback

Service delivery should be seamless, right? But things don’t always work that way. For this reason, we need to talk about customer feedback — and why the industry often fails to get it right. Perhaps more importantly, however, we need to talk about how you can ace this aspect of servi …

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Driving IT effectiveness and satisfaction: 4 case studies

Tired of low response times and resolution rates, poor communication and service interruptions? There’s no need to get too worked up over it. While it is true that these aspects can be frustrating to an organization, inspiration can be found via four companies who conquered inefficien …

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5-step guide to greater ROI and Service Catalog usability

Designing or redesigning a Service Catalog?

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How to improve the IT customer experience

A legacy technology-oriented mindset still prevails in many IT departments.

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3 case studies for ITSM high-achievers

Looking for opportunities to increase your IT maturity? It's a long-term process, no doubt. But there are plenty of incremental steps you can take to progress your organizational goals.

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Are you customer-obsessed? Find out how IT service will revolutionize your business

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                                                                                               Effective service delivery puts the customer first. In adopting this approach, your organization can transform IT from its traditional tech-support origins to a service catalyst capable of a …

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ITSM advice from Sharon Taylor, Chief Architect of ITIL v3

In the age of IT consumerization, you're always under pressure to deliver rapid and stable business system development. But, with speed comes risk.

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IT asset management: the business cost of not using ITAM

If you don’t optimize your IT asset portfolio today, will your organization still exist tomorrow?

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How to write an IT business case

Have you started writing an IT business case? Or have you already produced a business case for IT innovation, but want to ensure you've covered all your bases?

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9 areas for service management improvement

Did you know? On average, strategic CIOs earn $167,000 more than functional CIOs.[1]

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How-to guide: building a shared-services model

Better analytics and automation can empower your IT department to tackle issues that have potentially existed for decades. But that doesn’t detract from the sheer complexity of creating a shared-services model, also known as a Consolidated Service Desk (CSD).

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Your guide to better IT reporting

Many of us in the IT industry face an age-old issue with producing reporting that actually promotes and enables success from a tidal wave of data: it’s all relevant, yes, but useless without being able to gain insight and interpret its meaning against the near-perfect state of perform …

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Download the service management beyond IT podcasts

As an IT champion, you're no doubt skilled at multitasking and always looking for ways to improve your knowledge of the fast-moving field of service management. That's why we've produced two podcasts focused on service management beyond IT. This is sometimes referred to as Enterprise …

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Reflecting on ITSM trends from 2006 - 2016

The dramatic growth of service management driven by software-as-a-service (SaaS) has been one of the most exciting IT trends to observe in recent years.

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Warm up your 2016 ITSM strategy with research from Axios, Deloitte and others

Process optimization: this is the top opportunity for improving service management in 2016, according to more than 100 service management experts who participated in our research.

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4 podcasts + PDFs to help improve your ITSM strategy

If there's one thing everyone in the service management community has in common, it's how incredibly busy we are, day in, day out. On the one hand, we are fortunate to enjoy a virtually endless amount of opportunity to optimize business processes. But we always do so with finite resou …

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The best service management resources of 2015

Across our LinkedIn community and beyond, we love to share great resources designed specifically to help improve your ITSM program. 

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