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ALSO CALLED: Helpdesk, Service Desks
DEFINITION: In a business enterprise, a help desk is a place that a user of information technology can call to get help with a problem. In many companies, a help desk is simply one person with a phone number and a more or less organized idea of how to handle the problems that come in. In larger companies, a help desk may consist of a group of experts using software to help track the status of problems and other  … 
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Top 10 Ways to Use Help Desk to Build Your MSP Business
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource provides 10 helpful suggestions for building a successful MSP business, starting with the help desk.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Aug 2014

N-able Technologies

Help Desk Best Practices for IT Departments
sponsored by LabTech Software
EBOOK: Check out the following eBook to examine the top 5 help desk best practices that can help to ensure that your help desk procedure is as useful and valuable as possible. Read on to learn how to focus on the user, the roles and responsibilities needed, and much more.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014

LabTech Software

The Help Desk and the Network Operations Center: What MSPs Need and Why
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This helpful resource defines and discusses network operations centers and help desks, including their functions, what differentiates them from one another, how they contribute to a managed service provider's business, and whether or not MSPs should consider outsourcing them.
Posted: 30 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jul 2014

N-able Technologies

Viewing Application Performance from the End-User Perspective
sponsored by Fluke Networks
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces Application-Aware Network Performance Management, which quickly identifies the root cause of performance issues within a complex application environment.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

Fluke Networks

Help Desk Manager
sponsored by N-able Technologies
SOFTWARE DEMO: This free-trial software allows you to see the benefits of an effective help desk manager – providing you with enhanced service management.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 09 Jun 2014

N-able Technologies

All the Help Desk You Need
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores one company's help desk manager platform and how it can enhance your services.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2014

N-able Technologies

Top Ten IT Skills for 2014
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource lists the top ten IT skills and technologies that are going to be in demand in 2014. The IT world changes quickly, and understanding these skills and technologies will help IT professionals remain relevant.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

Global Knowledge

Ten IT Skills on the Brink of Extinction
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource talks about the top 10 IT skills that are going to become irrelevant soon. It also highlights what's going to come next in terms of advancing technologies.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

Global Knowledge

Maximising automation and the industrialisation of IT
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: This report from analysts Bob Tarzey and Clive Longbottom makes the case for automation in IT operations management.
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 | Published: 05 Dec 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Putting Dispatch in the Driver’s Seat
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: Does your help desk feel like it's stuck in neutral? A dispatcher can help you keep track of which technician is where, what issues they're working on, and make sure all issues are handled in a timely manner.  Learn the 5 simple rules of dispatching your help desk can't afford to break.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 24 Apr 2012

ConnectWise

Best Practices for Mobile Device Management
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchConsumerization.com explores best practices for mobile device management in the enterprise and why your strategy must evolve as the phone technology does.
Posted: 17 Feb 2012 | Published: 17 Feb 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Choosing the Perfect Customer Support App
sponsored by Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)
WHITE PAPER: This guide counts down four easy steps to help you cut through the market for customer support applications and identify the tool that meets your business needs.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

Desk.com (A Salesforce Company)

UK MSP Now Delivering a Reliably Consistent Service to Clients
sponsored by Autotask Corporation
VIDEO: This brief video covers a solution that can provide a consistent and reliable help desk and ticketing platform.
Posted: 30 Jan 2014 | Premiered: 30 Jan 2014

Autotask Corporation

SysAid IT Success Story: LG Electronics, Canada
sponsored by SysAid Technologies Ltd
CASE STUDY: This case study examines how LG Electronics deployed a new helpdesk solution that allowed them to manage, monitor, and prioritize all of their IT tasks on one powerful platform.
Posted: 06 Sep 2012 | Published: 06 Sep 2012

SysAid Technologies Ltd

The Perfect Combo: ITIL, I.T. Service Management, and Social Media
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover how your service desk can facilitate higher levels of productivity for end users with the integration of social media. Help your business gain improved service delivery and support, as well as improved overall customer satisfaction.
Posted: 20 Aug 2012 | Published: 20 Aug 2012

BMC Software, Inc.

The Growing Importance of IT Support Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a closer look at the support services marketplace and focuses on one key player that is receiving a lot of attention from IT professionals. Discover emerging trends shaping the landscape for this technology and determine whether your business could benefit from establishing a contract with this provider.
Posted: 27 Jul 2012 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

Presentation Transcript: Coping with grassroots IT innovation
sponsored by AppSense
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Employees today are trying to create their own solutions to practical IT challenges they face on a day-to-day basis, which can present challenges to the IT department. Learn how your organization can harness the key elements of this user-driven IT innovation in a way that complements current infrastructure and practices.
Posted: 19 Jul 2012 | Published: 19 Jul 2012

AppSense

Coping with grassroots IT innovation
sponsored by AppSense
WEBCAST: Employees today are trying to create their own solutions to practical IT challenges they face on a day-to-day basis, which can present challenges to the IT department. Learn how your organization can harness the key elements of this user-driven IT innovation in a way that complements current infrastructure and practices.
Posted: 26 Jun 2012 | Premiered: Jun 20, 2012

AppSense

What is Intel Core vPro Technology
sponsored by Intel
VIDEO: This short video examines a hardware-assisted approach to PC management. Find out more about this technique and how it can help you properly manage your desktop environment, regardless of system states.
Posted: 15 Jun 2012 | Premiered: 15 Jun 2012

Intel

Building and Operating a Network Operating Center (NOC) and Help Desk
sponsored by ConnectWise
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the importance of providing a network operating center (NOC) or help desk to your clients. This white paper outlines different NOC/help desk models and tips to build successful services.
Posted: 25 Apr 2012 | Published: 24 Apr 2012

ConnectWise

Best Practices for Mobile Device Support
sponsored by LogMeIn, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the driving growth of mobile devices in the workplace and four best practice tips for how your business can support mobile devices.
Posted: 08 Feb 2012 | Published: 08 Feb 2012

LogMeIn, Inc.

Best Practices for Mobile Device Support
sponsored by LogMeIn, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access today’s whitepaper to learn more about the best practices for mobile devices support and a solution that can help you make your mobile support be better – and smarter.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 01 Feb 2012

LogMeIn, Inc.

ITIL: The building blocks of an ITSM strategy
sponsored by FrontRange Solutions Inc.
EGUIDE: Services are the building blocks of an ITSM strategy, but how does an enterprise begin to pick and choose the "right" services to manage or develop? Inside this e-guide, get the answer to this question and more. Gain expert insight into utilizing ITIL for continuous improvement in asset management, ITSM, and help desk operations.
Posted: 09 Jan 2012 | Published: 06 Jan 2012

FrontRange Solutions Inc.

One-Stop Shop: Best Practices to Streamline your Service Desk
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WEBCAST: Your service desk should be the one stop shop for internal and external customers. But, in order for IT to be the orchestrator of knowledge and the service catalog, you need to provide excellent service and quick response times. Watch this webcast and discover the most current recommendations for service delivery and management best practices.
Posted: 05 Jan 2012 | Premiered: Sep 22, 2011

Nimsoft, Inc.

Cut Coding for Faster Service Desk Deployments
sponsored by Nimsoft, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn an alternative to legacy service management solutions that is fast to deploy, easy to configure, and can help your organization realize faster time to value and lower total cost of ownership, both immediately and in the long term.
Posted: 04 Jan 2012 | Published: 04 Jan 2012

Nimsoft, Inc.
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HELP DESKS DEFINITION (continued): …  special software to help analyze problems (for example, the status of a company's telecommunications network).Typically, the term is used for centralized help to users within an enterprise. A related term is call center, a place that customers call to place orders, track shipments, get help with products, and so forth. The World Wide Web offers the possibility of a new, relatively inexpensive, and effectively standard user interface to help desks (as well as to call centers) and appears to be encouraging more automation in help desk service. Some common names for a help desk include: Computer … 

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