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DEFINITION: Service level describes, usually in measurable terms, the services a network service provider furnishes a customer within a given time period. When used as a call center metric, service level measures the percentage of incoming calls that an agent answers live in an established amount of time.For example, a service level of 90% can be achieved if 9 out of every 10 phone calls are answered before the  … 
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Key Methods for Managing Complex Database Environments
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: A slow relational database can substantially impact the performance of the applications it supports. Discover the key methods for managing complex database environment, and ensure your database stack is operating at optimal levels of performance and availability. Download the white paper today.
Posted: 02 Feb 2011 | Published: 02 Feb 2011

Dell Software

The Forrester Wave: EnterpriseService Bus, Q2 2011
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: This Forrester’s Wave report provides an unbiased evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of top ESB vendors across a range of criteria. This in-depth guide not only contains coverage of features, vendors and products, but also features real-world input from over 20 customers currently using the evaluated products.
Posted: 21 Jun 2011 | Published: 21 Jun 2011

Oracle Corporation

Integrated service management and cloud computing:More than just technology best friends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper defines key aspects of integrated service management and cloud computing and describes their symbiotic relationship.
Posted: 19 May 2011 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

IBM

The Benefits of Cloud Storage Services
sponsored by Kaseya
EGUIDE: For solution providers, the last few years have proved that cloud-based storage solutions are the route to go for your customers. This eGuide breaks down the different types of cloud applications and provides the benefits and solutions to the right service fit for your channel business.
Posted: 12 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Kaseya

Strategies for Choosing A SaaS-Based I.T. Service Management Solution
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The choice on how best to consume software - whether on-premises or through a Software as a Service (SaaS) model - is based on your specific requirements at different points in your business and organizational lifecycles. Check out this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 05 Apr 2011 | Published: 05 Apr 2011

BMC Software, Inc.

Quick Guide: Getting to Grips with Service Desk Metrics
sponsored by Citrix Online UK
WHITE PAPER: This quick guide from Service Desk Institute identifies the most popular industry metrics that you should be employing, considers the best ways to measure them and demonstrates how to utilise these measures to improve your service delivery.
Posted: 05 Apr 2011 | Published: 05 Apr 2011

Citrix Online UK

E-Guide: Managed Services FAQ
sponsored by Pillar Data Systems
EGUIDE: In this FAQ guide Erick Simpson, managed services expert, vice president and CIO of Intelligent Enterprise and MSP University, examines what should be included in a managed services agreement, popular pricing models for managed services providers, how to market managed services, and more.
Posted: 07 Mar 2011 | Published: 07 Mar 2011

Pillar Data Systems

Taking a Business Centric Approach to Service Level Compliance
sponsored by Neverfail Group Limited
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses why it is imperative that Service Level Agreements (SLA) are defined from a business centric perspective and that the most appropriate solution is employed, to ensure that service availability can be delivered enabling compliance with the SLA.
Posted: 14 Feb 2011 | Published: 14 Feb 2011

Neverfail Group Limited

Standardizing IT Service Management - Best Practices Based on HP Experience in ITSM Consolidation
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how HP helps organizations implement effective, cost-efficient service desks and the IT processes that make them work.
Posted: 04 Feb 2011 | Published: 04 Feb 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Evolution of the Data Center and the Role of Virtualized Infrastructure and Unified 3D Management
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
ANALYST REPORT: In this paper IDC examines Hitachi's new Virtual Storage Platform and Command Suite management software and explains how they speed the benefits of virtualization and dramatically improve the management of the infrastructure while modernizing the storage architecture.
Posted: 22 Dec 2010 | Published: 21 Dec 2010

Hitachi Data Systems

Presentation Transcript: Backup and Recovery Redesign with Deduplication - Why the Move is On
sponsored by EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Today's backup challenges include exploding data growth, providing higher service levels, and mitigating business risks, while keeping costs under control.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010

EMC Backup and Recovery Solutions

Why Service Level Management is Mission Critical for all IT Service Providers
sponsored by Autotask Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Service Level Management is the process of setting benchmarks for service level performance, measuring that performance and ensuring compliance with your service goals and your customers' expectations. Read this whitepaper to learn how to make the most of your Service Level Management (SLM) tools.
Posted: 10 Dec 2010 | Published: 10 Dec 2010

Autotask Corporation

IBM Service Management for the Intelligent Utility Network
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The current utilities environment requires companies to decrease costs while increasing the ability to control utility assets. One key challenge is how to take advantage of new technologies to better manage the delivery of service to customers today and into the future. IBM Service Management for the IUN provides a blueprint for getting started.
Posted: 06 Dec 2010 | Published: 06 Dec 2010

IBM

Integrated Service Management: Visibility. Control. Automation.
sponsored by IBM
BROCHURE: With Integrated Service Management, organizations gain visibility, control and automation across organizational and infrastructure boundaries, making it possible to have an end-to-end view of a business service, effectively manage risk and compliance, and fundamentally change the economics of service delivery—all in support of business objectives.
Posted: 03 Dec 2010 | Published: 03 Dec 2010

IBM

Identify and Leverage Your Existing Service Life Cycles
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This executive brief will illustrate the progression of service management since the 1990s, illuminate the hidden service life cycles and discuss how, once they are visible, we can start to make them work — to improve services and better align IT with business objectives.
Posted: 03 Dec 2010 | Published: 03 Dec 2010

IBM

E-Book: A CIO’s Guide to Outsourcing
sponsored by Dimension Data
EBOOK: Access this e-book and learn outsourcing contract danger signs, how to tell if changing vendors is worth the risk, the importance of encouraging innovation and flexibility from providers, and more!
Posted: 01 Nov 2010 | Published: 01 Nov 2010

Dimension Data

Catholic Health East Improves Problem Resolution with CA Oblicore Guarantee
sponsored by CA Technologies.
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to learn how CA Oblicore Guarantee helped Catholic Health East improve IT service levels, simplify reporting and increase 40 percent in problem resolution compliance.
Posted: 19 Oct 2010 | Published: 19 Oct 2010

CA Technologies.

Unified Physical Infrastructure℠ Solutions for the Data Center A Service Management Approach to IT Physical Infrastructure Management
sponsored by Panduit
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how a DCIM solution based on the Unified Physical InfrastructureSM (UPI) approach brings visibility to the physical infrastructure components that support mission critical services. Armed with this solution, data center stakeholders have a more powerful service management toolset and so much more
Posted: 05 Oct 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2010

Panduit

The Value of Performance Metrics in Managing IT Service
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn how CA Technologies is helping IT manage changing environments and assure service levels across the enterprise.
Posted: 01 Aug 2010 | Published: 30 Jul 2010

CA Technologies.

Staying Aloft in Tough Times: Why Smart, Innovative Businesses are Turning to Cloud Computing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As IT budgets continue to be stretched, cloud computing is enabling CIOs to do more with less. Virtualization, standardization and other fundamental features of cloud computing are lowering the cost of IT, simplifying IT service management and accelerating service delivery.
Posted: 23 Jul 2010 | Published: 15 Apr 2009

IBM

New Data Protection Strategies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As the demands for data capacity and higher service levels grow, protecting corporate data becomes more challenging. Continuous Data Protection, as discussed in this white paper by Evaluator Group and IBM, can cost-effectively improve security with minimal impact to business.
Posted: 23 Jul 2010 | Published: 20 Jul 2008

IBM

Identify and Leverage Your Existing Service Life Cycles
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This executive brief will illustrate the progression of service management since the 1990s, illuminate the hidden service life cycles and discuss how, once they are visible, we can start to make them work — to improve services and better align IT with business objectives.
Posted: 22 Jul 2010 | Published: 22 Jul 2010

IBM

ASG-Discovery and Dependency Mapping (ASG-DDM)™
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Understanding which hardware and software components support which business systems is extremely difficult. For many years, the clipboard and spreadsheet appear to have been the tools of choice, with the result that many decisions were made based on outdated and inaccurate information. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 25 May 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Presentation Transcript: Global Business Xchanging Shares Results of Proactive IT Operations Implementation
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript explores how IT pros can better align their departments with the scope of the business. Learn how business service management can enhance customer service, improve service availability, and optimise performance of critical systems.
Posted: 31 Mar 2010 | Published: 31 Mar 2010

BMC Software, Inc.

Changing the Way Companies Run Their Data Centers
sponsored by Aperture - An Emerson Network Brand
WHITE PAPER: Aperture VISTA revolutionizes data center management with a suite of solutions that delivers a comprehensive, integrated view of enterprise data centers. Aperture VISTA solutions enable organizations to deliver the highest levels of reliable, efficient IT service that truly aligns with business objectives.
Posted: 22 Feb 2010 | Published: 22 Feb 2010

Aperture - An Emerson Network Brand
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SERVICE LEVEL MANAGEMENT DEFINITION (continued): …  established time limit.There are multiple approaches to determining service levels, each involving how call centers define abandoned calls. They may be treated, for instance, as:Missed opportunities (counted against the service level)Ignored (unavoidable and a part of doing business)Completed (where the caller would have been serviced properly without a premature abandonment of the call when the wait time is reasonably short).Learn more about service level agreements:Negotiating service-level agreements and billing with cloud providers.SaaS evaluation: Considerations for a SaaS service-level agreement … 
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