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7 Incident Management Best Practices to Improve Business Efficiency

Think about the last time your IT systems had an outage: How did your team react to it? Were they organized with a clear idea of how best to resolve the issue? Or was it chaotic, with people firing questions from all directions and customer service channels ablaze with requests for help? Digital technology disruptions are typical (and even expected) at the workplace, but it doesn’t have to be chaotic, with teams rushing around to extinguish the metaphoric fire.


Conflict Management and the Major Incident Management Process

Major incidents are, by their very nature, stressful and intense. The ITIL 4 definition of a major incident is: High-stress situations can cause conflict that left unchecked could delay the fix effort. Since we already have a definitive guide on incident management, this blog post will focus specifically on the major incident management process.


Metrics for Problem and Incident Report Managers

Many IT professionals are familiar with the popular metrics and measures of IT operational success. Such metrics as Customer Satisfaction, Average Handle Time and First Contact Resolution are typically memorized by service desk managers and stored for quick reference during planning and other types of meetings. But how do we measure the effectiveness of the processes that support those teams?


7 Best Practices to Improve Incident Management Process

Since its inception, the concept of ITSM (IT Service Management) was completely different than what it appears to be today, it is the emergence of the smartphone that has completely revolutionized how people interact with information technology. However, the IT industry has completely adopted the latest ITSM framework, and started resolving the urgent incident response issues.


Freshdesk + Freshstatus: Ticket Deflection During Major Incidents

It’s just a regular Tuesday morning, your customers are their usual selves and your helpdesk agents are going about their normal day. The sun is shining bright and the birds are chirping happily. Just as you were sipping your coffee, you thought that your day was going to be like any normal one. Fast forward five minutes: everything changed, and somehow it was not all that cheerful anymore. The phone lines are choking up, your Twitter is buzzing, and the birds’ chirps are drifting away.


Mattermost Incident Collaboration now includes improved communication, automation, and history for incident response teams

Teams are always looking for a speed advantage, and that comes from planning, crisp execution, and teamwork. To this end, we’re excited to release new enhancements to Incident Collaboration to help make life easier for DevOps teams during incident response. The Mattermost platform includes built-in Incident Playbooks with predefined response plans and task lists. Playbooks can be customized to your environment and specific use cases.