ServiceDesk Plus 8.x Essentials

IT service management (ITSM) refers to the implementation and management of quality IT services that meet the needs of your business. ServiceDesk Plus is an integrated web-based helpdesk tool that assists you in planning, setting up, and achieving the timely execution of IT services efficiently.

ServiceDesk Plus 8.x Essentials is a practical, hands-on guide that walks you through the features of ServiceDesk Plus 8.x to help you set up and manage day-to-day IT services. The book also helps you to understand and practice the ITIL methodologies while using the tool for daily operations.

ServiceDesk Plus 8.x Essentials conceptualizes the ITIL framework and takes you through the core processes and their implementation in ServiceDesk Plus 8.x in an easy and practical manner.

The book will also help you to learn the process flows and manage incidents, problems, assets, and configurations while understanding the scope and responsibilities of the helpdesk. It also takes you through controlling changes and releases and highlights the features of the tools. If you need a concise handbook for a complete understanding of the metrics, challenges and risks of ITSM, then you have found the right book.

With ServiceDesk Plus 8.x Essentials, you will learn everything you need to know to administer and manage IT services using ServiceDesk Plus, while making ITIL concepts practical and fun.

What you will learn from this book

  • Get to grips with the prerequisites and process flows for managing helpdesk activities
  • Set up ITIL processes easily and quickly in your team/organization
  • Understand the purpose, objective, and scope of the core processes
  • Discover and manage IT assets, purchase orders, and contracts
  • Control changes and deploy successful releases
  • Manage the Knowledge base, create reports, and schedule backups
  • Resolve incidents quickly and minimize adverse impact, while avoiding the recurrence of issues
  • Meet the challenges and minimize risks in maintaining a successful service desk

This is a practical, hands-on guide that assists you in setting up and efficiently managing ITSM.

Who this book is written for
ServiceDesk Plus 8.x Essentials is for IT helpdesk managers, administrators, and staff, serving as a compendium for service management concepts useful for them.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (September 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849696640
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849696647
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