Transforming End-User Support – What Does It Mean and What Is It Really About?

By Dennis Drogseth on Sep 26, 2017 3:03:33 PM

I admit, “end-user support” sounds kind of old-fashioned. But in many respects just the opposite is true. In the digital age the need for easy access to new services is on the rise, and even with a much ‘hipper’ (and increasingly impatient) end-user population, the need for support and guidance remains. It is just taking different forms than in the past.

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Advanced IT Analytics: Making it Simpler to Optimize What’s More Complex

By Dennis Drogseth on Apr 13, 2017 3:03:33 PM

The growing market for analytics in IT is one of the more exciting areas to watch in the technology industry. Exciting because of the variety and types of vendor innovation in this area. And exciting as well because our research indicates the adoption of advanced IT analytics supports data sharing and joint decision making in a way that’s catalytic for both IT and digital transformation.

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Making Your Service Desk Less Vocal Actually Tells You Things Are as They Should Be

By Dennis Drogseth on Nov 4, 2016 3:03:32 PM

Optimizing the end-user experience has many dimensions to it, and one key element of them is ensuring that any issues from password reset, to application access, to support for multiple endpoints by a single user—are all addressed without your users feeling that they’re queuing up at the Department of Motor Vehicles. This blog leverages EMA research to examine how a truly efficient service desk can make itself all the more effective by becoming more transparent, less verbally visible, and yet ultimately far more end-user empowering.

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The Magnificent Seven ITSM 2.0 Challenges

By Dennis Drogseth on Oct 11, 2016 3:03:31 PM

This is my second blog targeting the next generation of IT service management, or ITSM 2.0. The first blog described the characteristics I see as defining ITSM 2.0. Here we’ll look more closely at the key challenges you might face in getting there from a more traditional ITSM background.

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Introducing IT Service Management (ITSM) 2.0: A Cornerstone for Digital and IT Transformation

By Dennis Drogseth on Sep 27, 2016 3:38:11 PM

Over the course of numerous deployment dialogs and multiple research projects starting with last year’s work on “ITSM futures,” I have been tracking a still largely unheralded phenomenon: ITSM teams in many organizations are evolving to take a leadership role in helping all of IT become more efficient, more business aligned, and ever more relevant [...]

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Increased Focus on Digital Experience Management Prompts New Research- Done Jointly by Dennis Drogseth and Julie Craig

By Dennis Drogseth on Aug 26, 2016 9:11:12 AM

Digital and user experience management has been the focus of multiple EMA research studies throughout the years, both as a stand-alone topic and as part of EMA’s ongoing examination of critical trends such as digital and operational transformation, IT performance optimization, and of course application performance management (APM).  In many respects, optimizing the digital experience [...]

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The Enterprise Service Catalog—Unifying IT Services for the Digital Age

By Dennis Drogseth on Aug 26, 2016 9:11:11 AM

While service catalogs are not new, they are becoming increasingly critical to enterprises seeking to optimize IT efficiencies, service delivery and business outcomes. They are also a way of supporting both enterprise and IT services, as well as optimizing IT for cost and value with critical metrics and insights. In this blog we’ll look at [...]

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How Is Cloud Changing the Face of IT Service Management?

By Dennis Drogseth on Aug 26, 2016 9:11:11 AM

Cloud is no longer a new topic for IT, or for IT service management (ITSM). But its impact on how ITSM teams work, as well as on how IT works overall, has probably never been greater. Indeed, more and more IT organizations have been “moving to the cloud.” But understanding its relevance can’t be achieved [...]

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2016: Looking Ahead at ITSM—Want to Place Any Bets?

By Dennis Drogseth on Jan 22, 2016 12:52:29 PM

I thought I’d begin the year by making some predictions about what to look for in 2016 in the area of IT service management (ITSM).  For those of you who have been following my blogs with any regularity, and particularly for those who sat in on our webinar for the research report “What Is the [...]

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Who Owns User and Customer Experience Management?

By Dennis Drogseth on Jan 22, 2016 12:52:28 PM

There is growing industry attention to user, customer, and digital experience management—often condensed by the acronym UEM for “user experience management.” This attention is more than justified, but most of the buzz leaves out critical questions like, “What is user experience management?”, “Who really runs (or who should run) the UEM show in the digital [...]

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