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Patrick Bolger

Recent Posts

Love me Tender

 Although Elvis Presley and Vera Matson were given the credit, the principal writer of “Love me tender” was Ken Darby. At the time, Elvis’ publishing deal demanded that writers concede 50% of the credit for the song if they wanted Presley to record...


SPOTLIGHT: Toyota Motorsport GmbH

Toyota Motorsport GmbH is a unique high-performance testing and development facility located in the centre of Europe; in Cologne, Germany, specialising in high technology. TMG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Toyota Motor Corporation and offers...


GOSH – Improving IT to help clinicians provide better care to children

Service improvement is important to every organization, but it is critical to Great Ormond Street Hospital IT teams, as they support the fantastic people who look after poorly children. Our last blog post described how the IT teams at Great Ormond...


Hornbill supports Digital Transformation at Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) is a national centre of excellence in the provision of specialist children's health care, delivering the widest range of specialist care of any children's hospital in the UK. It...


Hornbill Service Manager improves IT performance at the Victoria & Albert Museum

I visited the Victoria & Albert Museum recently to record a short video with Grant Fettis (Change Manager) and Chris Nutt (IT Service Desk Manager) about their experiences of implementing Hornbill Service Manager. It was clearly a smooth experience,...


SPOTLIGHT: Northumberland County Council

In June 2016, Lee Mcdermott visited the SITS event in London to look at the latest versions of ITSM solutions in the market. After reviewing several ITSM tools, the team at Northumberland County Council selected Hornbill Service Manager, and started...


SPOTLIGHT: Great Ormond Street Hospital - IT Services supporting The Child First and Always

Last week I visited Greg Fellowes, Service Support Manager, and Hayley Gordon, Senior Service Desk Systems Administrator at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) to chat about their progress with Hornbill Service Manager. It was incredibly refreshing...


Crown Packaging - Modernizing Enterprise IT

Crown Packaging is the leader in metal packaging technology and the number one producer of food cans and metal vacuum closures in the world. In 2017, the company celebrated its 125th anniversary and now operates in 36 countries, employing over...


A Bird's eye view of Global IT

Bird & Bird LLP is an international law firm, with over 1200 lawyers in 28 offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific, helping clients based in over 120 countries across the globe. The firm aims to be the number one law firm in the...


Collaboration is essential for modern ITSM

I recently had a chat with Kaimar Karu, Head of Product Strategy and Development at AXELOS, about the importance of collaboration in ITSM. Through his engagement with IT, agile and development communities around the world, Kaimar has a deep...

Latest Posts

  • We are getting ready for INSIGHTS 19

    Feb 12, 2019
    News Item

    I am excited to tell you that we have been busy at Hornbill, planning and organizing our next annual conference, INSIGHTS 19. This event is the highlight of our year at Hornbill, as we create it for our community. It brings our customers, prospects,...

  • Love me Tender

    Jan 22, 2019
    Collaborative Service Management

     Although Elvis Presley and Vera Matson were given the credit, the principal writer of “Love me tender” was Ken Darby. At the time, Elvis’ publishing deal demanded that writers concede 50% of the credit for the song if they wanted Presley to record...

  • Be the change you so desperately seek!

    Sep 23, 2018
    Blog Posts

    I love the idea of this quote, attributed to the wise man Mahatma Gandhi this simple quote is profound because it strikes right at the heart of human behavior.   In every part of our lives, there is change, and most of it is outside of our control;...

  • Why do people struggle to follow processes?

    Aug 27, 2018
    Blog Posts

    Many a great manager has asked themselves the time-honored question; How do you make people follow procedures and not miss things?  Having more or less documented the processes, and having put them into your knowledge base tool, and having created...

  • Release Roundup - Customer Feedback

    Jul 30, 2018
    Release Roundup

    Hornbill is deployed using Continuous Delivery, and this means we typically make multiple incremental releases every week. As well as providing essential fixes, we also release new features as and when they become available. To supplement the more...

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