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Patrick Bolger

Patrick Bolger
Chief Evangelist and renowned industry expert, Patrick Bolger, is a key voice and guiding influencer in the Service Management industry. He is an active contributor to strategic industry groups and partnerships and is a compelling and popular speaker at events worldwide.
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5 Essential Considerations when Implementing Self-Service

  The impact of COVID-19 has fundamentally shifted the way organizations and businesses operates and investing in an effective self-service channel  will be essential. When implemented correctly, self service offers a fantastic opportunity to...


SPOTLIGHT: Wessex Water – Self-sufficient IT enablement

I first met Andy Gilbert in person at our Hornbill Insights event last year. Wessex Water had just wrapped up the final stage of their ITSM tool selection process, and although they had selected Hornbill for IT, the solution had not yet been...


COVID-19: How is the Service Desk coping with home working?

Last week, in the first video of this series, Nick Brailsford, from South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive explained the build up to the COVID-19 lockdown, and the sterling efforts from IT teams to get everyone working from home. That period...


COVID-19: How has IT responded?

Last week, I wrote an article for ITSM.Tools and voiced my opinion on how COVID-19 might impact the future of ITSM. I received lots of comments about the article, including a couple from customers on LinkedIn. When I responded to these comments, I...


Stop fearing Automation, start driving IT

A couple of weeks ago, I caught up with Marc Littlefair, IT Services Manager at BTG Plc, to follow up on the excellent session he delivered at Hornbill INSIGHTS19. Marc's presentation on IT Automation was one of the most popular sessions of the...


SPOTLIGHT: City of York Council – Taking ICT to the next level

This week I had a chat with Philippa Smith, at City of York Council, who kindly agreed to answer some questions about the progress they have made since implementing Hornbill.


What is the role of Service Transition, and should we be making it redundant?

I attended an excellent session yesterday at the University of Oxford, which was organized by itSMF UK and the Service Transition SIG. The topic for the day - Transitioning agile projects into service - drove excellent discussions about the role of...


Deliver the HR Service experience your employees deserve - Part 9

Celebrate success and prepare for continual improvement The final blog post in this series provides some ideas on how to measure early success and the things you need to consider to keep momentum going, because implementing a new HR Service...


Deliver the HR Service experience your employees deserve - Part 8

Marketing your services This penultimate blog post in this series discusses the important task of marketing your services.


Deliver the HR Service experience your employees deserve - Part 7

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