• Life, Death and ITSM in Finland

    Life, Death and ITSM in Finland

    On a trip to Helsinki in April 2016 to speak at the ICT Expo, a two-day trade show attended by 5000 visitors, I had the opportunity to catch up with ITSM legend Aale Roos. I’ve known Aale for more years than we both care to acknowledge, and it had been quite a while since we
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  • ITSM Knowledge is there for your taking

    ITSM Knowledge is there for your taking

    Once again, AllthingsITSM have been invited back to ServiceNow’s global user conference, Knowledge® 16 in Las Vegas  to record interviews with the “movers and shakers” of the IT and the ServiceNow® ecosystem. We are honored that this technology giant recognizes us as an integral part of bringing their message to the community at large through
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  • ITIL vs ITSM: What is the Difference?

    ITIL vs ITSM: What is the Difference?

    Understanding the difference between ITIL vs ITSM and the difference between Help Desk vs IT Service Desk is important if an organization wants to have a clear and accurate view of how it currently provides IT support. This type of knowledge is important for setting short-term and long-term goals for IT Service Management organizations that
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  • ITSM – The Twisted Framework

    ITSM – The Twisted Framework

    Wednesday, 08:06am The coffee in my go mug was already cold when I left my apartment, so although I made pretty good time, considering the morning traffic, I was now 20 minutes grumpier before even getting out of the car.  Spring was still struggling in, and I snugged my hat down so the chill breeze
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  • The State of the ITSM Union

    The State of the ITSM Union

    Superheroes discussing IT Service Management People often surprise themselves when they are given a task and put under a bit of pressure. Such as in the roundtable discussion at itSMF Norway’s annual conference in April 2016 – “ITSM with Superheroes of the World”. Fifteen people joined forces to think about the state of affairs in
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  • Superheroes at the itSMF Norway conference 2016

    Superheroes at the itSMF Norway conference 2016

    The annual conference put together by itSMF Norway has a reputation for being something special, and the 2016 edition didn’t break the mould. Completely fitting with this year’s overarching theme of ‘superheroes’, Dr Geeta Sekhon, an Indian consultant to the United Nations on Human Trafficking, delivered a powerful keynote. She touched many a heart both by the
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  • Context is King – Understanding KCS

    Context is King – Understanding KCS

    What knowledge is real? How do you know that what you know is real? How do you know that what you hear or read is fact?  It is only through applying and experiencing the knowledge do we ascertain its veracity and accept its viability. Knowledge is inherent in many ways and in organizations, it springs
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  • Cyber Security, Museums and Hackers

    Cyber Security, Museums and Hackers

    Oceans99 comes to itSMF Norway The party will already be underway at itSMF Norway’s “ITSM with Superheroes of the World” as I write this, but there is one more exciting happening at this event that deserves a mention. If you are interested in the complex world of cyber security, then the Oceans99 simulation game being
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