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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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Improving Customer Service with Twitter
sponsored by Freshdesk Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Twitter can provide business value but this is challenging to achieve if you don't know where to start. This white paper details how Twitter can be utilized in tandem with a helpdesk service to maximize efficiency in your customer interactions and promote your business.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Freshdesk Inc.

Helpdesk with Gmail Integration Scales with You
sponsored by Freshdesk Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This case study investigates how one company successfully adopted a helpdesk that integrated with the third-party providers they already utilized. Read on to learn more about how this company doubled their resolved support ticket rate to 100% after switching to an integrated helpdesk.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015

Freshdesk Inc.

An Intuitive Helpdesk for You and Your Customers
sponsored by Freshdesk Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, you will see how one company tested and then integrated a helpdesk when their email ticketing system became too unwieldy. Read on to learn more how you could streamline your customer engagement processes with the right helpdesk.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 25 Aug 2015

Freshdesk Inc.

Numa Networks’ Pure-Play MSP Strayegy Pays Off With SolarWinds N-Able
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
CASE STUDY: This case study details how one MSP was able become more efficient through automation. Read on to learn how this company as able to spend less time updating software, as well as build a powerful and effective help desk service.
Posted: 19 Aug 2015 | Published: 19 Aug 2015

Solarwinds N-able

The Complete Guide to Choosing an Online Help Desk
sponsored by Freshdesk Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper walks through each stage of the decision making process for choosing the right online helpdesk.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 18 Aug 2015

Freshdesk Inc.

Top 10 Ways to Improve Help Desk for MSPs
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
RESOURCE: This resource outlines the top 10 ways MSPs can use Help Desk to grow their business. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 | Published: 11 Aug 2015

Solarwinds N-able

Why Your Help Desk Matters
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details five key technical and cultural barriers that MSPs need to overcome in order to build and run an efficient help desk. Read on to learn how you can streamline your systems and processes so that you can add value to customer support.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jul 2015

Solarwinds N-able

Survey Results: Experiences with IT Self-Service Applications
sponsored by USU AG
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reports the results of a survey analyzing how organizations have implemented IT self-service applications, and how satisfied they were with the results.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

USU AG

Top 10 Ways to Use Help Desk to Build Your MSP Business
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
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

Solarwinds N-able

The Help Desk and the Network Operations Center: What MSPs Need and Why
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
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

Solarwinds N-able

All the Help Desk You Need
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
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

Solarwinds N-able

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

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

N-able Help Desk Manager: Free 30-Day Trial
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
SOFTWARE DEMO: This link provides a free 30 day trial of N-able's advanced help desk management solution, which handles tickets so you can focus on helping customers.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Premiered: 09 Jun 2014

Solarwinds N-able

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

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.
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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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