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Stephen Clark

Helping Companies outsource their help desk to a highly effective high quality solution.
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Give Your Help Desk the Power to Say Yes

Posted by Stephen Clark on Nov 10, 2017 5:13:12 PM

Want a great topic for your next meeting?

How about one that will take the agenda completely off course and into a battle for the grisliest tale of woe?

Just ask: “Have you called our company’s help desk?” Now sit back and enjoy the horror stories that will follow…

We begin with levity here, yes, but in the real world this is no small matter—the reputation of your entire IT department can suffer quick and brutal damage if users are unhappy with their help desk. So then, how is your help desk? It’s a question many IT directors don’t want to ask. Why? Frankly, because they’re afraid of what the answer could be. Despite its true value help desk is most often viewed as a necessary evil or simply a cost center and, in some cases, treated as an afterthought.

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Topics: Improving Help Desk Performance, First Call Resolution, FCR

The Pillars of a Successful Support Organization, Part 2

Posted by Stephen Clark on Apr 24, 2017 1:08:47 PM

In a three part series, we discussed earlier about the foundation to building any support organization lies within the people and the best protocol in hiring the proper help desk staff.  If you missed Part 1 of the series you can catch up here, Part 1.

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Topics: Improving Help Desk Performance, Helpdesk Outsource, help desk best practices

The Pillars of a Successful Support Organization, Part 1

Posted by Stephen Clark on Mar 13, 2017 12:32:06 PM

People are the foundation of any support organization, as a matter of fact, fair or unfair, the help desk is the face of the entire IT department.  In a recent survey by MetricNet, of global large-cap companies, 84% of respondents said that the help desk was a very important factor in determining their overall satisfaction with the entire IT department.

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Topics: staffing help desk, help desk best practices