Category Archives: ITIL

ITIL

Closed-Loop Change Management

A much discussed topic at BMC Engage 2015 last month was Change Management, especially around automation and closure/change acceptance, also known as “closed-loop.” No surprise. Change Management is the most widely implemented process behind Incident Management, and BMC does closed … Continue reading

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Overcome ITSM Adoption Challenges

By Dick Stark We are currently working with a RightStar customer to help re-engineer their FootPrints system to make it better. And last Wednesday, I interviewed a Remedy consultant working at a government account.. When I asked about their ITSM … Continue reading

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What is the Future of ITSM?

By Dick Stark In April, EMA, an IT consulting firm, released a study, “What Is the Future of IT Service Management? Since the answer to this question is important to RightStar, I downloaded a copy. EMA surveyed 270 organizations with … Continue reading

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Don’t Install ITIL

By Dick Stark RightStar held its third annual BMC Remedy User Group Meeting in Washington DC on Friday. It was a well-attended event, with most there to learn more about Smart IT and the new BMC.  My job was to … Continue reading

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The Hunt for the Coveted “New Logo”

By Dick Stark People want to be told what to do so badly that they will listen to anyone. The day you sign a client is the day you start losing one.             –Don Draper, Mad Men BMC wants its … Continue reading

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No More Boring IT

By Dick Stark RightStar’s Dan Wilson held a Google Meetup at RightStar last Wednesday to introduce his group to ITIL.  In case you don’t know, a Google Meetup is a way like-minded individuals can come together in person to discuss … Continue reading

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ITIL: A Four-Letter Word?

By Dick Stark ITIL is what happens when good ideas get absorbed by a bureaucracy and institutionalized and homogenized to a point where they are almost useless. Why is ITIL so obtuse that someone has to ask, “Is rebooting a … Continue reading

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