Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Service Support Management Tools

IT service desk tools themselves are no longer sufficient for maintaining business productivity. IT organizations selecting these tools should use this Magic Quadrant to evaluate vendors regarding technical requirements and ongoing infrastructure and operations maturity improvement efforts.

Market Definition/Description

IT service support management (ITSSM) tools offer a tighter integration of functions that correlates with the activities of the broader IT support organization. ITSSM tools leverage a business view of IT services, enabling the IT support organization to quickly resolve or escalate issues and problems, improve root cause isolation, and provide higher levels of business user satisfaction. Using this business view, IT support organizations manage incidents, problems and service requests throughout their life cycles at a more efficient and effective rate. ITSSM tools also enable organizations to automate the workflow of process frameworks (such as ITIL) specific to IT service support (such as incident, problem, change, release governance and request management). ITSSM tools provide modules that enable business end users to find knowledge to support/resolve their computing-related issues or to request an IT service via an IT self-service module.

Read more @ http://www.gartner.com/technology/reprints.do?id=1-1BS56X7&ct=120821&st=sb#

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