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Top 5 CMDB Best Practices (And Worst CMDB Mistakes)

A robust IT asset management solution is key to the efficient delivery of IT services to an organization. It’s important to keep track of the organization’s assets, both hardware and software, to ensure continued service delivery. Without this, these assets may fail or stop functioning as intended and can cause inconvenient service disruption.

When SLAs Aren't Enough: Introducing User Experience into the Equation

In what almost seems like a bygone era, Service Level Agreements (SLAs) used to carry considerably more weight with both customers and service providers. Over the years, the use of SLAs as accurate barometers of service has fallen dramatically, as they don’t necessarily reflect the lived experience of customers. This represents a shift in the perception of what used to be one of the key metrics by how service, and thus the user experience, used to be measured.

What is Data Normalization and How Does it Work?

With technologies like AI and IoT becoming mainstream and more and more businesses developing customer-centric applications, we’re living in a data storm. Enterprises are collecting data on large scale and using them for gaining every bit of edge they can get in competitive markets. By 2025, the annual revenue from global big data analytics is expected to reach 68.09 billion USD and around 181 zettabytes of data is expected to be created globally.

The Common IT Self-Service Pain Points and What to Do About Them

How long has the IT industry espoused IT self-service capabilities’ IT support benefits yet failed to realize them fully? They make so much sense, offering “better, faster, cheaper” service and support capabilities. Still, for many organizations, IT self-service capabilities need so much more than the implementation of the required technology.

Why Listening to Customer Feedback Leads to Startup Success

Did you know that ignoring customer feedback has resulted in 14% of startup failures within the last few years? Besides sketchy products, poor pivots, and lousy marketing strategies, they all boil down to one factor — the lack of constructive criticism. As a startup business, it’s essential to solve problems the right way. Therefore, having a strong personality when facing constructive criticism is necessary, as it will lead to further improvement of your products and services.

What is UAC Virtualization? Benefits and Pitfalls

UAC stands for “User Account Control”. This is a field of software management that isolates the operating system’s core components from potentially damaging changes. It refers to the level of access that in Unix-like systems is called “root” and in Windows systems is known as Administrator privileges. User Account Control was initially rolled out as part of Windows Vista to allow only admin accounts to give and take away these permissions.

Support Assist: Introducing New Machine Learning Capabilities to Service Desk

During InvGate’s presentation at SupportWorld Live 2022, we are proud to introduce Support Assist, our AI engine that enhances the support capabilities of service desks for all types of businesses and departments. One of InvGate's guiding principles is to "simplify what is complex," and so for the last year we’ve been finding ways to leverage our solutions with machine learning, testing different tools inside our platforms that could make a real difference for our users.

Enterprise Project Management - 3 Ways To Build Transformational Workflows

Enterprise project management often comes with many different moving parts. To build effective workflows for your team, you need access to the right project management solutions. Powerful cloud-based enterprise project management solutions can automate processes and make it easier for you to collaborate with all project stakeholders. ‍ It's easy to underestimate the impact of a well-functioning workflow.

ITAM 2.0: The Evolution of IT Asset Management

It’s always something, isn’t it? It seems that just as you’ve gotten your organization up to speed with ITAM guidelines, some newfangled idea comes along to stir things up. But IT is (or should be) all about continuous improvement. Stationary things wither on the vine; things that move, evolve. ITAM 2.0 is precisely about keeping things moving along in the right direction. And, like it or not, managing your asset inventory is always going to be open to improvement.

What is ITIL Demand Management? An Introduction

Predicting consumer demand and ensuring you have the resources to support that is key to the success of any organization. The same is true for IT, and this is where ITIL demand management comes in. Demand management is an ITIL process that interfaces with multiple processes and manages expectations on both customer and service provider ends. Let’s explore the demand management process, what it entails, and what good demand management looks like.