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Cyber Essentials Plus: Meet the requirements with ITSM

If you're bidding for a UK government contract that involves handling sensitive data or providing specific products or services, you've probably come across Cyber Essential and Cyber Essential Plus – this certification includes an additional technical audit. These government security frameworks are designed...

Adam Sima

6.12.2023

3 minutes of reading

What's the difference between ITAM and CMDB?

IT Service Management (ITSM) offers various terms that often lead to confusion and misunderstanding. Much like other fields and industries, emerging trends are sprouting like mushrooms after a rainstorm, accompanied by new terms and definitions that can be rather confusing.

Jana Mancikova

5.12.2023

4 minutes of reading

The specifics of IT management in hospitals and healthcare facilities

Healing people is a complex discipline where information technology is increasingly playing an important role. Most workplaces today are equipped with smart devices, connected to a network. The X-ray machine sends its images directly to the system for evaluation. Pharmacy systems regulate the temperatures...

Jan Skrabanek

31.5.2022

6 minutes of reading

Interview: Systems failure can paralyze the hospital, yet health care has to keep going

David Zažímal manages IT at Jihlava hospital. We talked about what a critical outage looks like in a hospital, what specific problems one has to face, and why the computer labels have to be more durable than in other sectors.

Jan Skrabanek

17.5.2022

7 minutes of reading

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.

Jana Silarova

7.4.2022

0 minutes of reading

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).

Jana Silarova

7.3.2022

4 minutes of reading

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...

Jan Skrabanek

24.2.2022

7 minutes of reading

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...

Jan Skrabanek

13.10.2021

2 minutes of reading

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...

Jan Skrabanek

10.10.2021

4 minutes of reading

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.

Jan Skrabanek

7.10.2021

8 minutes of reading

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...

Jan Skrabanek

5.10.2021

4 minutes of reading