Topics I found interesting at first glance after reading the State of the IT Service Desk report by John Custy, InformationWeek/HDI (June 2011):
- Mobile devices support on the rise, security issues and work/personal frontier
- Lack of information security management processes in place (even though awareness and investment in specific tools)
- Low investment on standards and frameworks for quality management (ISO/IEC 20000 got 12% utilization out of 1214 professionals surveyed))
- Unclear costs and benefits of Service Desk – IT does not know how much it costs
Also, latest technology trends drive changes and incident volume (desktop virtualization, server virtualization and cloud computing at the top).
40% of respondents stated Service request management (request fulfilment using ITIL terminology) being implementing or followed – meaning that requests are treated under incident management. Event management is in place for 1 out of every 4 organizations surveyed. Opportunities for improvement here in these two areas.