The strategic method of managing IT that puts the customer’s needs first is known as IT Service Management (ITSM). The duties and responsibilities of each person and department relating to IT services are defined in ITSM allowing IT departments to increase productivity, reduce cost, and provide higher quality interactions with their end-users leading to greater customer satisfaction.
IT service management (ITSM) is the practice of managing the delivery of services. As the name says traditionally, ITSM has been focused on IT Services but more recently the likes of Atlassian have enabled organisations to extend the ITSM practice across all Service Management through the use of JIRA Service Management (JSM). JSM allows both technical and non-technical teams to benefit from best practice approaches to service delivers-based end-to-end IT service delivery to your clients. ITIL, or the IT Infrastructure Library, is a best practice framework that is most frequently used in conjunction with ITSM.
Why is ITSM & Service Management necessary?
Companies deliver services to their staff and customers. Using ITSM, for IT services, or Service Management for non-IT services organisations can directly connect the users of these services to the service they require. This direct connection improves productivity by removing barriers to access these services and freeing up staff and customer time. Atlassian’s JSM enables teams to connect with the service delivery teams or even help themselves via self-serve options and knowledge base integration.
Service Management done well reduces internal time spent answering and resolving queries, allowing your organisation to increase it’s service delivery times and actively track its performance via Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
The importance of ITSM
Information Technology increasingly includes functions and duties from across the board in the corporation. Customers depend on enterprises to be capable of managing these services, even though doing so is a constant struggle. Businesses rely on ITSM to efficiently organize these essentially endless activities and processes while ensuring they add value for the client.
IT service management (ITSM), which is a set of rules and procedures for the management and support of IT services across their entire lifespan, contributes to the efficiency and productivity of an organization’s workforce.
How Does ITSM Work?
Effective ITSM is essential to keeping customers satisfied as well as saving the firm money.
The definition of ITSM places more emphasis on customer demands and IT services for customers than it does on IT systems. ITSM is short for IT Service Management. ITSM emphasizes ongoing development.
The core idea of ITSM
The fundamental principle of ITSM is the provision of IT as a service. This goes above and beyond the standard IT helpdesk or incident management system, and in contrast, is more inclusive.
ITSM software solutions or Enterprise Service Desk solutions aim to cover all information technologies used by an organisation. It looks to explain the procedures and equipment that IT teams use to administer IT services from offering the service to its final implementation.
ITSM looks to ensure that an IT team’s goals align with the organisations goals.
DevOps vs. ITIL vs. ITSM, all the buzz words…
While ITSM is a framework used to manage and support the IT services of an organsiation, ITIL is a framework that provides best practices for managing the five stages of the IT service lifecycle:
- Continuous Improvement
Lastly, DevOps is a way for Development Teams and Operations Teams to collaborate around continues integration and delivery. It can also be extended to include Security Teams (DevSecOps) and aims to ensure all teams are working together instead of in silos.
ITSM, ITIL and DevOps can exist together and at Catch we embrace the Atlassian Tools like Confluence for collaboration, JIRA Software for Development as an incident management system, Jira Service Management and the associated add-ons and templates for Service Management and IT Service Desk.
Advantages of ITSM
- ITSM links end users who require IT services and the IT professionals who work in a business. In doing so, it offers several advantages. The following are some benefits of utilising ITSM.Advantages for businesses
- Heightened agility – respond quickly to innovations and changes.
- Lower expenses- Workflows are easily recognisable, which improves productivity and lowers costs.
- Less IT issues and better reaction – Reduce IT issues and react to incidents swiftly to cut down on expense and interruption.
- Simple compliance – Ensure that all legal criteria are met.
- Improved service – increase user satisfaction levels
- High availability. Most cloud providers provide highly reliable services, with up to 99% uptime.