Category Archives: ServiceNow

The 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for ITSM

By Dick Stark Earlier this month, Gartner released its annual Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Service Management Tools 2019 and its companion piece, Critical Capabilities.  In the Magic Quadrant, BMC Remedy (now Helix) has remained in IT’s holiest of holy … Continue reading

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What is the Future of On-Premise Software?

By Dick Stark On January 15, Netflix quietly announced a price increase by an average of 13 to 18 percent. With 58 million US subscribers, that works out to an additional $1.4B yearly revenue increase. How elastic is this type … Continue reading

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Does an ITIL Process Assessment Matter?

By Dick Stark This week, RightStar finished up an ITIL process Assessment for a RightStar customer. To win this business, we beat two formidable ITSM consultancies in the ITIL space. Of course, this customer, like a lot of our customers, … Continue reading

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Is Your Service Desk Ready for AI?

By Dick Stark I just finished a new non-fiction best seller, Life 3.0, Being Human in the Age of Artifical Intelligence by Mark Tegmark, an MIT professor and expert in this space. It is an excellent, comprehesive book that covers, … Continue reading

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What is the Future of Your Service Desk?

By Dick Stark Last week RightStar was asked to answer a question for an RFI, “Please describe your views on industry trends and developments that you are expecting to take place in the next 12 to 18 months.” My answer … Continue reading

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Remedy 9 Success Stories

By Dick Stark Remedy 9 is helping BMC win against ServiceNow based in part on its innovative MyIT, Smart IT and Smart Reporting components: Smart IT replaces the current user interface with one that is more like Facebook–more collaborative, designed … Continue reading

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The “L” Word

By Dick Stark Every chance it gets, ServiceNow (SNOW) reminds BMC, HP, and CA customers, that they have legacy products from legacy IT firms, and that soon Remedy, or fill in the blank, will die an ugly death just like … Continue reading

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The ITSSM Gartner Magic Quadrant 2015 Edition

By Dick Stark Many of you have already seen the August 26, 2015, Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Service Support Management Tools. In this report, Remedy continues in IT’s holiest of holy places, the upper right corner. Last year’s report … Continue reading

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Report from Engage 2015

By Dick Stark BMC’s annual user group conference, Engage, wound down last Friday in Las Vegas. Attendance was up this year by 15% with more than 2000 customers, partners, and BMC employees in attendance. Nancy Donnelly and I presented: Remedyforce, … Continue reading

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Report from Remedy 9 User Group Meeting

By Dick Stark Last Thursday, RightStar held its fourth annual Remedy User Group Meeting. Held at the GSA Regional Office Building in DC, bmc discussed new Remedy features like Smart IT as well as the Remedy Roadmap. It was a … Continue reading

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