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ITSM is More Than Just Numbers on a Spreadsheet

This article was inspired by Mel Kerner, whose insightful comments on a recent LinkedIn post of mine started my wheels turning about the heart of service delivery. Measuring and demonstrating the business value of IT is one of the biggest

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Future-Proofing Higher Education With Employee Experience

Higher education is facing many obstacles. The entire industry has shifted over the last few years and many higher education institutions are having to adjust how they operate to meet those changes. This article will explore how employee experience and

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AI: The Key To a Human Employee Experience

Employees expect a personalized experience in their use of technology at work. This is due to the proliferation of technology in our personal lives. Think about how employees interact with technology at home. When they wake up, they ask Alexa

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What Should Your Customer Experience Look Like & How Do You Get There?

Recently, I’ve been sharing about customer expectations and while understanding those expectations is important, you also have to have a plan for how to meet those expectations. I am referring to the customer experience, of course. The customer experience includes

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Are You Prepared to Meet Customer Expectations in 2020?

In November 2018, I examined a few ways customer expectations have changed due to technology and what organizations, especially IT, need to know to stay competitive. Today, we reflect on how those expectations have changed in a short amount of

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Focusing on Technology May Kill Your Business

I know the technology wishlists of many CEOs. They want newer technology, faster technology and the shiniest, most fully-featured tools. While technology is not a bad thing to have on any wishlist, it shouldn’t be at the top of it

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Where Is IT On Your Customer Journey Map?

In today’s digital world, it’s imperative that organizations create and deliver world-class customer experiences. The Amazons and Zappos of the world have changed how customers want and expect to interact with organizations, especially online. Customers expect continual updates, easy to

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The New Role of The ITSM Professional

What makes ITSM successful? There are many answers for this question but I am staunchly in the camp that ITSM success has less to do with strategy, processes, or even technology. It comes down to people. There might be some

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Is “Busy” Becoming The New Death of IT?

The word “busy” has become ubiquitous in the business world. It is equal parts an explanation, an apology, and a defense. For IT, it has long been a go-to phrase. I am worried about the overuse of the word “busy”.

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What CIOs Can Learn From CMOs

The CIO-CMO relationship has had a rocky history. The two are often at odds with what they need to accomplish and historically, they’ve never spoken the same language. But there has been a shift in recent years. As marketing became

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