The Changing Game of IT Service Management


If you think that ITSM is static and old hat, think twice. A huge number of innovations are just emerging—some have been a long time in coming; while others are unexpected surprises—as analytics and automation are changing the ITSM game dramatically. Here are some trends that I’ve seen in 2014 that I expect will grow [...]



By | January 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Optimizing Change by Understanding Value


A little over a year ago, I got into a rather animated argument about whether IT could measure its performance by the “value” it delivered rather than by purely measuring “costs.” My dinner companion insisted that IT could now, always, and forever only be measured on costs. I disagreed. In fact I had just planned [...]



By | July 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Optimizing your Cloud Service Provider(s)—is Still an Industry Work in Progress


A year ago, EMA did some rather eye-opening research about what it takes to deliver business services over a mix of public and private, and non-cloud infrastructures. The research—dubbed “Ecosystem Cloud”—showed that an overwhelming 94% of the respondents felt that monitoring “inside” public cloud infrastructures was important—and 63% felt it was “very important” or “critical.” [...]



By | June 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Advanced Operational Analytics (AOA) – Transformative Use Cases from EMA Research


Steve Smythe discusses how IT Operations is transformed by big data solutions in his latest blog, “Transformation of IT operations with big data solutions.” Is this a reality? The answer—agreed upon here—is almost certainly “yes.” However, it should be pointed out that “big data,” or “IT Operations Analytics,” or as EMA calls it, “Advanced Operational [...]



By | June 9th, 2014|BSM|0 Comments

Integrated ITSM—the Service Desk + Operations + Analytics


It’s fascinating how the meaning for just about every term relevant to service management can be a matter of debate—including IT Service Management itself (a discussion for another time).  However, what’s sparking this blog centers around the three other terms in the headline—“service desk,” “Operations” and “Analytics,” plus a fourth—“cognitive computing.” In reading Brian Jeffrey’s [...]



By | May 14th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Graph Databases–and Their Potential to Transform How We Capture Interdependencies


Discovering, capturing and making sense of complex interdependencies is central to running IT organizations more effectively, and it is also a critical part of running the businesses IT serves. Whether it’s optimizing a network, or an application infrastructure, managing change, or providing more effective security-related access—more often than not these problems involve a complex set [...]



By | November 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

User Experience Management Panel in Boston


User Experience Management (UEM) continues to capture interest in the marketplace.  And yet it remains somewhat elusive. So, what is User Experience Management really?  It’s gone by many other names in the past, such as Quality of Experience (QoE), and has other incarnations in the present such as Real User Management (RUM).   Older, typically network-centric [...]



By | March 21st, 2012|UEM, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The CMDB/CMS Market in Transition


On the one hand, many in the industry have begun todismiss the CMDB as well past its prime, at least in terms of industry hype and attention. For this rather significant population, the CMDB has evolved into a complex and demanding data store with tangible but difficult-to-justify benefits, with questionable relationships to cloud computing and [...]



By | February 9th, 2012|CMS, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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