The ticket cost funnel

A common misconception among end users is that we (i.e. the IT department) charge them per ticket. While I don’t know where that misconception comes from, let me say right out that my experience of more than twenty years in the industry is that this simply is not true.

A further metric for support

I have previously written about key metrics for support departments – and I stand by everything I said then. I have, however, come to the conclusion that another metric should be placed under consideration. A quick recap, however, of the metrics I proposed then, as well as what they are intended to measure:

The importance of logging as much information as possible.

In my last post, I wrote about one of my recent support tickets. What annoys me about that ticket is that I could have solved it a lot sooner, if only the tech that had logged the call had taken down more information that “Video replay doesn’t work”.   When logging a support ticket, especially… Continue reading The importance of logging as much information as possible.

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome – Evolve

Improvise, adapt, overcome has for a long time been a mantra within armed forces around the world who, when faced with gruelling challenges and little or no epuipment, have improvised to face the challenge, adapted to the challenge and lastly overcome the challenge.   The same attitude is necessary in IT support. Support departments around… Continue reading Improvise, Adapt, Overcome – Evolve