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ALVAO ITSM Solution is now available for purchase on Microsoft AppSource!

At Alvao we pride ourselves to be the most Microsoft-centric ITSM product out there. Our solution is integrated with Microsoft Outlook and Teams which enables employees to raise tickets easily and directly from both of them. You can now request a free trial or directly purchase Alvao via Microsoft AppSource.

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Microsoft Awards 2021: ALVAO wins in the Community Response Award category

The winner of the MS Awards 2021 in the Community Response Award category is ALVAO. Its solution Asset Management and digitization of internal services on Microsoft Azure for rescue forces helped the Operational Centre of the Slovak Emergency Medical Service (hereinafter referred to as EMS SK).

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Interview: ITAM needs to be proactive and look towards the future

David Foxen has years of experience in IT Asset Management and track record of saving companies millions of pounds through implementing and maturing successful ITAM functions. He is a founder of SAM Beast consultancy agency. He shares his passion for ITAM via live LinkedIn and Youtube stream. We talked about SaaS, IT Security and why ITAM should look more towards the future.

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ITIL 4 Series: The latest of the best in IT Management Practices

ITIL is a set of best practices for IT management – a wealth of practical experience summarized into a comprehensive framework. It was created in the 1980s in the UK at the instigation of the government, responding to the growing role of technology in business. Since then, ITIL has established itself as a proven and globally recognized framework for IT Service Management. As part of our series we will introduce you to the basics of ITIL, add some tips on how to put theory into practice straight away, and also introduce you to the authors of the new version through a set of interviews.

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ITIL® 4: Implementation

Whatever you think of ITIL, sooner or later anyone involved in IT management will come across it. Some have their reservations about it, others are avid fans. But the very fact that we understand each other when we talk about incidents or problems is largely due to ITIL. So, when to start thinking about implementing ITIL and how to know if it makes sense for your organization? That’s what the last article of our series is going to be about. At the same time, we will also look at the issue of certification.

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Interview: ‘We still have the enthusiasm of a garage start-up,’ says Petr Němeček from Linet

Linet, the world’s leading manufacturer of hospital beds, has seen meteoric growth over the past year. The IT department is also a significant contributor to the growth of the company, as its manager Petr Němeček told us. We talked about project management and end-user satisfaction.

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ITIL® 4: The Processes, Practices and Four Dimensions of IT Management

Processes are often the first thing that people think of when they say ITIL. The implementation of ITIL goes hand in hand with the introduction or fine-tuning of important processes such as Incident Management, Change Management or Problem Management. These basic processes can be found almost unchanged in the fourth edition of ITIL. However, the new edition works with the broader concept of ‘practices’. It’s not just about finding the right sequence of steps and actions. We need to make sure we have everything we need to create value for the customer.

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ITIL® 4: Guiding Principles, Part Two

The guiding principles of the new ITIL edition have generated a positive response around the world. These are the practical and universal recommendations that you can follow in any situation. They are the foundation of everything we want to achieve in Service Management, as ITIL 4 co-author Philip Hearsum has said. In the previous part, we presented you with the first four principles. Today we’ll be taking a look at the other three, and thinking about why it is sometimes difficult to follow their simple advice.

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Interview: ITIL is no longer just an IT best practice

Miroslav Hlohovský, CEO of our partner company OMNICOM, has been in IT management for over 15 years. In addition to hundreds of training courses and consultations, he recently co-authored ITIL 4 manuals. We talked about empathy in Service Management, customer service mapping and the future of ITIL.

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