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3 Ways Your Shadow IT Strategy May Be Broken

Data from Symantec indicates that the average enterprise was using 928 cloud apps at the end of 2017, but CIOs are under the impression that their organizations only use between 30 and 40 cloud apps. As Arlo Gilbert notes in an article for InformationWeek, that leaves a discrepancy of nearly …

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ITSM: More Tips to Do Configuration Management

Configuration management is the secret sauce for greater success in IT service management, and for the business in general. In a guest post for Joe the IT Guy, Rebecca Beach elaborates further on this discipline and explores identification, control, status accounting, and auditing. After there is a plan for configuration …

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10 Common ITSM Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Service management exists to make life easier for the business, and in turn generate business value. Problems result when IT develops tunnel vision with ITSM and forgets the simple purpose underlying its use. In a post for ITSM.tools, Jaime Spector outlines 10 mistakes ITSM makes most often: Missing the mark …

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9 Lies CIOs Tell Themselves

Self-assuredness is an important quality in a leader, since nobody wants to work for someone who is indecisive or lacking confidence. But if that self-assuredness stems from lying to oneself, then it is really not any better. In an article for CIO magazine, Bob Lewis shares nine things CIOs say …

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ITSM Basics: How to Do Configuration Management

The absence of configuration management and accurate configuration data causes an organization significant harm. Alternately, these tools can not only help in the resolution of problems, but it can help prevent future ones. In a guest post for Joe the IT Guy, Rebecca Beach explores the value of configuration management …

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What Compliance Means to ITSM

Human beings are often rebels by nature and far from compliant. People continuously question and pursue new innovations, which is what keeps the world progressing. So why has compliance been a topic of little debate over the past couple years? In a post for All Things ITSM, Harry Repo explores …

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Are Cost Savings a Myth in the Public Cloud?

One thing organizations especially love is saving money. Businesses shift from on-site servers to cloud solutions because they rightfully expect it will reduce costs. But in an article for InformationWeek, Charlie Li and Jason Hatch argue that a cloud switch does not translate into instant savings. Rather, saving money in …

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective CABs

Change advisory boards (CABs) provide the insight and knowledge necessary to effectively complete a project. However, there are precautions one must take in order to make them worth their while. In an article for The ITSM Review, Vawns Murphy sheds a light on the habits that make an effective CAB. …

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