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Testimonial: I have found that the new HDAA Knowledge Base reduces the time it takes me to research industry stats & reliable information for the ITSM sector. It’s easy to use search functionality encompassing KCS principles, helps to filter & tailor my searches more accurately & there are numerous new services now available through the website. Every time I return to the site there is new information published. Very impressive.
Chris Powderly, Support & Services Manager, Allens

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Calculating the running costs of the Service Desk and the cost per incident to the organisation can be like Pandora's Box depending on the level of detail required and what it is you are trying to justify or prove. Below are some calculators to assist.

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These templates provide you with a starting point for your own policies, processes and procedure documentation for your organisation - why reinvent the wheel? These templates are based on best practice frameworks, principles and methods used in the Service and Support Profession. There are templates for Job Description, Checklists, Workflows, Project Management and ITIL policies, processes and procedure documentation.  more >>

Latest Templates:

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HDAA is Australasia's leading resource for service and support centre training, emerging trends and best practices. Our training courses, in ITIL and HDI Service and Support Centre Certifications, are established by an international panel of industry experts and practitioners. more >>

2014 Training Calendar

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HDAA provides public training courses in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra as well as onsite and online training courses.

Some of Help Desk Association Australia's training, support and consultation include:

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HDAA Workshop topics are chosen for their relevance to the industry as well as from our members. Whether revitalising a topic due to industry evolution or bringing you something totally new, HDAA. more >>

Upcoming Workshops & Webinars:

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HDAA provides a number of benchmarking reports for the Australian and New Zealand Service and Support industry. If you are a Silver Level Member or above you also have access to HDI’s reports. more>>

Latest Reports:

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When HDAA receives a Member Request (MR) for advice from a member, we manage and coordinate its definition, distribution, collation, analysis and response. These become published 'MR Outcomes' which are distributed to all members as a major source of collective information, knowledge and experience. more >>

Submit your Member Request here.

Latest Member Requests:

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What is ITIL?

ITIL is the most widely adopted approach for IT Service Management in the world. ITIL provides a practical, no-nonsense framework for identifying, planning, delivering and supporting IT services to the business. more >>

ITIL Training supplied by HDAA     

     ITIL Overview Training Day
     ITIL Foundations Training

     ITIL Intermediate – Operational Support & Analysis
     ITIL Service Catalogue Training

Use our vendor directory and obtain information about possible vendors and their products.

Please note that HDAA remains neutral to its members, the industry and vendors and does not have any affiliation with or endorse any particular product.

Looking for a New Vendor?

Held in HDAA's Knowledge Base is a variety of information to assist you with the vendor selection process that every service desk has to go through to secure a new ITSM tool for their desk. Here are a few samples for your review:

 
  • BYOA: The New Frontier for IT Departments...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Wed 01 January 2014
    Remember the days when the IT department simply handed out computers and phones and told you what you could put on them? Then came BYOD, and now knowledge workers are adopting the ... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • The Mobile Customer Service Marathon...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Wed 01 January 2014
    Do you have a mobile customer service strategy? Do you know what your customers expect from mobile customer service? Is the contact center even involved in your organization’... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Social Media in Desktop Support...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Wed 01 January 2014
    The human race has used a variety of communication mediums over its long history. Stone, metal, clay, wax, and paper: all have been used to capture and disseminate information. For... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Making the Case for Windows 8.1...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Wed 01 January 2014
    This article is based on a white paper issued by Global Knowledge . Reprinted with permission. I have been working with Windows 8 since its earliest beta version, and I love ... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Can You Hear Me Now?: Being a Technical Service and Support Profession...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Wed 01 January 2014
    The technical service and support landscape is a highly dynamic and oftentimes highly reactive space. Just as all professional fields evolve, adapting to new realities, new expecta... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Synergy: Aligning Training, Communications, and Metrics to Optimize Kn...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Fri 01 November 2013
    If your service desk already has a great set of processes in place, good news: with just a little effort, you can reuse many of those same processes to optimize and improve your kn... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Tech Trends: Disk Imaging...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Fri 01 November 2013
    First, let’s define disk imaging. Disk imaging produces a sector-by-sector copy of the original disk, keeping all the data intact. Backups often concentrate solely on user da... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • You Are Not Alone: Highlights from HDI's Annual Report on Support Cent...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Fri 01 November 2013
    Each year, HDI releases an annual report on practices and salaries in the technical support industry. The goal of the HDI Practices & Salary Reports is to help support center l... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Good Practices: Hiring Contractors for Projects...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Fri 01 November 2013
    During one of our exercises at the HDI Desktop Support Forum meeting this past June, we discussed whether it was a good idea to hire contractors for projects. It quickly became app... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • O365 + 92% FCR = Supporting Office 365 at the University of New Mexico...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Fri 01 November 2013
    Microsoft Office 365 (O365) is a robust online system that, among other things, provides access to email and calendar services and gives end users the ability to synchronize data o... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Career Counselor...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Fri 01 November 2013
    Q: What are the perks/benefits that promote retention and attract new talent? A: Let’s start with the reality: Competition for IT talent is intense because technology is ... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Disruption: The New Normal and the Leaders Who Take It On...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Fri 01 November 2013
    “When companies adopt technology, they do old things in new ways. When companies internalize technology, they find disruptive things to do….The only way to compete is ... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Five Issues You Can't Afford to Ignore in 2014...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Fri 01 November 2013
    Mobile devices and mobile apps, the hybrid cloud and the personal cloud, Big Data, the Internet of Everything and software-defined anything, web-scale IT, smart machines and 3-D pr... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Anyone Can Be a Leader: Tips for Today's Support Managers...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Fri 01 November 2013
    Ten years ago, on a recommendation from my manager, I attended my first HDI conference. At the time, I’d been a support manager for about three years, and I’d been atte... Read More Login or register to post comments

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HDAA (formerly Help Desk Association Australasia) is a Gold Partner of HDI (formerly Help Desk Institute) and with Silver Level membership and above Members can access all the research from HDI, such as: more >>

Latest News: Changes Ensure Certifications Reflect Current Practices. What does this mean? Effective 1 January 2013, all new HDI Support Center more >>

Not a HDAA Member or not Silver Level or above? Here are some articles from the latest Support World Magazine as an example of content available to you if you were to join or upgrade. more >>

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KCS (Knowledge Centred Support)

The Consortium is a non-profit alliance of organizations focused on innovation for the support industry Members create innovative ideas through a process of collective thinking and experience. The Consortium’s work integrates academic research.. more >>

Introduction to KCS Video - Click here

Knowledge Centered Support - KCS Training 

Other Support Centre Training Courses & Certifications.

BITPodium is a new netcast focussed on the Business Living with IT.  It continues the tradition of the global ITSM podcasts started by Chris Dancy.

For 2 years, the ITSM Antipodean Podcasts recorded monthly and has over 40,000 listeners, this has the insight into hot topical issues for the Service and Support Industry for Australia and New Zealand. more >>

Latest ITSM Podcasts: 

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priSM is a comprehensive program for professional recognition and development in the IT Service Management (ITSM) industry. more >>

Through some HDAA Workshops you can earn priSM CD points to further your career credentials. more >>

The below Workshops have been approved to earn priSM CD points: