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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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What is DevOps?

DevOps is a term for a group of concepts that, while not all new, have catalyzed into a movement and are rapidly spreading throughout the technical community. Like any new and popular term, people have somewhat confused and sometimes contradictory impressions of what it is...

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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.   more >>

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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, DevOps and HDI Service and Support Centre Certifications, are established by an international panel of industry experts and practitioners. more >>                2016 Training Calendar

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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>>

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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 >>

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KCS (Knowledge Centred Service)

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. further KCS Resources >>

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Looking for a New Vendor/Supplier?

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. Here are a few samples for your review:

 

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     

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     ITIL Intermediate – Operational Support & Analysis

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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 >>          To view a demonstration video on how to register, click hereWorkshop Registration Demonstration

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  • Metrics: Why Measure Incidents and Requests Separately?...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Thu 01 September 2016
    Each year we ask in our Support Center Practices & Salary Survey, “Do you measure incidents and service requests separately?” The numbers have changed quite a bit i... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Interactive Voice Response Systems and Other Inhuman Monsters...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Thu 01 September 2016
    Today’s customer contact centers are the 21st Century equivalents of the industrial age in the United States. They are service factories, just as labor intensive as a manufac... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Focus on Self-Service: Level 0...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Thu 01 September 2016
    As tech support embraces a shift-left strategy, self-service can play an important role, reducing the volume of simple, repetitive contacts and reducing costs. One of the top tr... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Aspect Software’s KCS Journey: Follow the Recipe...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Thu 01 September 2016
    Eggs. Sugar. Vanilla. Flour. Chocolate Chips. Salt. Butter. Baking Soda. Brown Sugar. All of those are essential ingredients to make a pretty awesome chocolate chip cookie. But... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Avoid the Blame Game in Customer Service...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Mon 01 August 2016
    I often fill out customer surveys. I like to think my feedback matters. So when I run into a survey that asks question after question about the agent or analyst who assisted me, I ... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Measuring Success: An Introduction to Metrics...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Mon 01 August 2016
    There are many things we can measure in IT, but which things should we measure? And which should we report?  The simple answer is that we should report the measures and me... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Change Management in a DevOps World...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Mon 01 August 2016
    I admit it; I’m a fan of auto racing. I love how the teams work together, with practiced precision, to give their driver every opportunity to use her wits and skills to compe... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Why You Should Do Less Incident Management...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Mon 01 August 2016
    IT is a huge part of the budget for many companies, and the money spent on IT is intended to create business value and support business growth, but many IT organizations spend a la... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Outsourcing IT: Lessons Learned...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Mon 01 August 2016
    Founded in 1870 by George Garvin Brown, Brown-Forman Corporation is one of the largest American-owned spirits and wine companies and among the top 10 largest global spirits com... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Focus on Developments in Desktop Support...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Mon 01 August 2016
    Desktop support is more than just the “people who repair computers.” Technicians cover a wide range of responsibilities supporting many tasks, including asset manag... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Metrics: The Effects of Successful Tier 0 (Unassisted) Support...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Wed 01 June 2016
    According to the HDI 2015 Support Center Practices & Salary Report, self-service is one of the top five technologies required to provide successful end-user support. Self-servi... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Gain Senior Stakeholder Confidence in the Service Organization...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Wed 01 June 2016
    My leadership team gathered in the conference room waiting for the CIO to join us. We anxiously waited for the opportunity to share our story and present a business case for adding... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • How to Handle Incident Management Like a Boss...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Wed 01 June 2016
    Incident management can be like a jigsaw puzzle. The right pieces need to fit into place to see the complete picture. ITIL® defines an incident as “An unplanned inter... Read More Login or register to post comments

  • Calculating the ROI of ITIL: Case Studies, Issues, and Results ...
    by HDI Support World Magazine   Sun 01 July 2012
    Calculating ROI for ITIL implementations is notoriously difficult, but some companies have made attempts at capturing quantifiable results. Some of these are gathered here, as well... 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 HDAA Silver Level membership and above Members can access all the research from HDI, such as: more >>

Not a HDAA Silver Level Member or above? HDAA Membership can be upgraded at any time. The cost will be a pro-rata amount taking into account your current membership end date. Contact HDAA now about upgrading your HDAA Membership.

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 >>

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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 >>

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