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Phone calls

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July

Do you know who you're talking to

It’s easy to assume you know who you’re talking to, but it’s just as easy to make a mistake. Every time you answer the phone, or phone someone else, make sure you really do know who you’re talking to.

ITIL4

4

June

Free ITIL 4 content

Here are links to all the free ITIL 4 content that I have shared

Stephen Stills on stage playing a guitar

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April

Start where you are: Love the one you’re with

Shiny new tools and processes aren't the only way to make improvements. And they won't be be of much use unless you've thought long and hard about what it is you are actually trying to achieve.

2017 03 16 What configuration data do you need IMAGE

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February

3 ways to approach configuration management

There are three very different approaches you can take to configuration management.  Each of them has benefits and disadvantages, and you need to blend aspects of all three to get the best value in your context.

2019 01 10 Cyber security is not just for work IMAGE

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January

Cyber security is not just for work

I write lots of blogs, and deliver training courses on cybersecurity. I nearly always focus on the security of business systems and networks, but it is equally important to think about cyber security in our personal lives.

2018 11 11 Whats wrong with ITIL V3 IMAGE

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November

What's wrong with ITIL V3?

What’s wrong with ITIL V3, and why do we need ITIL 4?

2018 09 27 IT security and the service desk PREVENT

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September

Information security and the service desk

I will be delivering a webinar on information security and the service desk on Wednesday 10th October. Here's a preview to whet your appetite...

2018 08 08 How to manage major incidents and security breaches IMAGE

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August

How to manage major incidents and security breaches

Major incidents and security breaches are different. Learning from experience can turn out to be hugely expensive, or even result in the organization concerned going out of business. So how can you make sure that you handle these incidents correctly first time?

2018 06 08 Which ITSM framework is right for your business IMAGE

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June

Which framework is right for your business?

At the Service Desk and IT support show, there was a panel discussion titled "Which framework is right for your business". I was pleasantly surprised by the sensible conclusions reached...

2018 05 14 Putting the Ops in DevOps IMAGE

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May

Putting the Ops in DevOps

I often hear people who work in IT operations complain that DevOps is just about development. If we want DevOps to work for everyone then we shouldn’t wait to be invited to join in and complain when we aren’t. We should actively adopt ideas from DevOps into how we run IT operations and seek out our development colleagues to foster collaboration.

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  • Phone calls
    Do you know who you're talking to

    It’s easy to assume you know who you’re talking to, but it’s just as easy to make a mistake. Every time you answer the phone, or phone someone else, make sure you really do know who you’re talking to.

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