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Next-Gen Help Desk

The Next-Gen Help Desk

For many companies who have transitioned to the cloud, there are a number of inevitable changes that will occur. What about the Help Desk? The changes around your Help Desk are impacting everything ABOUT the Help Desk and, while you may not immediately notice the impacts, they are subtly dramatic and promise to disrupt the stream of innovation pouring out of the rest of the department and subsequently the company as a whole.

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Howdy from Texas: A Recap of Altitude 2017

Last month we hosted Altitude 2017, our annual customer summit, in Austin, Texas. Altitude was an IT conference like no other, and it was easily the best one we’ve ever had. Over 100 of the brightest minds in IT gathered together to define today’s best practices, collaborate on management strategies, sing karaoke, and, yes, race armadillos. These are the top nine takeaways—here’s what we learned during the two-day event.

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HR and IT: Automation, Delegation, and Financing

HR and IT: 3 Must-Have Tactics to Work and Adapt Faster

The modern workforce is a chaotic combination of full- and part-time employees, consultants, contractors, freelancers, permalancers, and many other contributors. Today, HR and IT teams are expected to deliver a great experience and easy access to SaaS apps, regardless of whether workers are in-office, remote, hybrid, or mobile and field employees. These tactics will help them succeed.

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Communication: HR & IT

Here’s the Simplest Way for HR and IT to Establish Better Lines of Communication

Using a variety of automation technologies, SaaS management and security platforms, and improved HR information systems, companies are working to predict, manage, and adapt to organizational change as technology changes and employees come and go. And while these products are now near-necessities, one key ingredient is still at the heart of the seamless (and successful) management and flow of people through an organization: communication.

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Gartner’s Newest Market Category: Cloud Office Management

Gartner has recognized a brand new market category around the emerging set of challenges faced by IT operations teams in SaaS-Powered Workplaces, just as they did for managing PCs and Macs (endpoint management), and managing mobile devices (mobile device management aka MDM/EMM). This is a watershed moment in the SaaS industry.

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SaaS Ops: A New Frontier for IT?

With the explosion of SaaS, we’re seeing the rise of a new function in IT–SaaS ops. There are various monikers for it, but the gist is the same: These individuals and teams are responsible for day-to-day SaaS operations. Here’s a quick look at the types of responsibilities we’re seeing, and why it’s on the rise now. Is your IT team creating a SaaS ops role?

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Fixing HR and IT

It’s Time to Fix HR and IT: Here’s What You Must Do to Get Budget and Buy-In

As many people know, the relationship between IT and HR is often strained. There is often a fundamental disconnect between these two business units. Communication tends to be poor and processes are ad hoc instead of systematic. If you’re reading this and nodding your head in agreement, then it’s time for a change. It’s time leadership gives the problem the attention it deserves.

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The SaaS-Powered Workplace: The Present & Future of Work

Centralize. Automate. Govern. These are foundational elements of the new BetterCloud, now the first-ever multi-SaaS management (MSM) platform. BetterCloud has undergone a two-year, total reconstruction to address the challenges IT faces in the age of the SaaS-Powered Workplace.

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