Getting the ITSM Basics in Place, Part 4: Asset Management

ITSM Asset ManagementBy Lonnie Sanders III, Associate

Quick! If you had an urgent need to know the details of the routers at your Cleveland facility, or exactly what sensitive company information can be accessed from a company laptop that was just stolen from a hotel room in Shenzhen, how long would it take you to access this information?

If you have IT Asset Management in place, you can pull up the necessary data in a matter of seconds. Otherwise…well, whether or not you’d be able to find this information at all is anyone’s guess. 

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Getting the ITSM Basics in Place, Part 3: Knowledge Management

ITSM Knowledge ManagementBy Lonnie Sanders III, Associate

Many organizations think the process of getting a robust IT-related Knowledge Management system in place is too costly and time-consuming to make it worthwhile. Which is quite ironic, given that cost and time savings are the main benefits these systems provide!

What is ITSM Knowledge Management?
In the context of IT Service Management (ITSM), Knowledge Management is a formal process for gathering and analyzing knowledge related to your IT systems, and then making this knowledge readily available to help desk personnel and, often, end users, in the form of written articles and/or video tutorials.

Once you have Incident Management,Change Management and Problem Management in place, implementing Knowledge Management is usually the next logical step in getting the ITSM basics in place and continuing to add value.

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Getting the ITSM Basics in Place, Part 2: Change & Problem Management

ITSM Change Management & Problem ManagementBy Ed Caufield, Distinguished Alumni and
Lonnie Sanders III, Associate

Andy Warhol once said, “They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” But as any IT manager will tell you, sometimes when you do change things, things don’t go as planned or envisioned. Trying to avoid having changes go wrong and then analyzing the situation when they do is what Change Management and Problem Management are all about.

In the first article of this multi-part series on getting the ITSM (IT Service Management) basics in place, we focused on Incident Management. Incident Management is about prioritizing and addressing “incidents,” which is what happens when something in your environment breaks. In this article we will discuss Change Management and Problem Management, which are the next two logical steps in the IT Service Management process.

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