Universities are facing increasing pressure with growing student numbers, undertaking digital transformation and protecting sensitive information. An attack on a major Australian university last month compromised the details of approximately 200,000 people. The unauthorised access dates back 19 years but was only detected in June this year. The Vice-Chancellor said there was unauthorised access to significant … Continue reading Universities face cyber security deficit
Criterion Conference’s 5th University IT Service Strategy & Challenges conference ran in Melbourne over the 24th & 25th October. Five years into the series, the 2018 event brought together some familiar faces – and welcomed some fresh ones too. One of the most consistent themes throughout the course of the 2 days was the importance … Continue reading ITS in Tertiary Education 2018 Takeaways
If you’re leading a digital transformation program or any kind of change, you know that one of the first things you need to do is gain support for the idea. You need to get a critical mass of key people to recognise that there’s a need to do things differently. John Kotter, author of Leading Change, … Continue reading What’s your call to adventure?
Improving the service quality across IT in universities is both a massive priority and infinitely easier said than done. There is no doubt that the industry features some truly brilliant people, working on some exceedingly clever and innovative projects. At the same time, however, the Michelin Man would be sweating in his sleep at the … Continue reading Looking outside the sector to improve service quality across IT in universities
One leg of our service desk triumvirate is Luke Shaw – Team Leader of the Information Technology Service Desk at the University of Newcastle. Aside from being a really nice guy, we’ve invited Luke along to discuss some of the initiatives that Newcastle have in place and how they’ve overcome specific challenges around the training … Continue reading Introducing Luke Shaw, Team Leader of Information Technology Service Desk, University of Newcastle
Every university has the occasional campfire worthy horror tale of service requests gone wrong. One of the delegates of our previous ITS in Tertiary Education conference shared the story the other day of a frustrating issue that had come to a head the previous week.“An academic service request came through with a relatively complicated software … Continue reading Academic horror stories – Specialised services
At the 2017 ITS in Tertiary Education conference – Russell Murphy Transformation and Deployment Manager from ServiceNSW came along and shared with the delegates the ups downs and sideways of the transition toward an omnichannel contact centre at Service NSW. Some of the key points included: Prioritising the right channels for your organisation and your customer … Continue reading Russell Murphy – Back by popular demand
Western Sydney University was recommended on a number of fronts for their approach to the personal side of the service desk. One of the biggest issues challenges for ITS in tertiary facilities is how you maintaining a level of staff expertise when turnover rates are continually high. WSU has done a lot of work in … Continue reading Key insights into improving service desk performance