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    • Service Management

      Service Management

      Service management, also called IT service management, is the discipline used in industries that provide services or a combination of goods and services. While widely used in the IT industry, specifically the ICT (information and Communication Technology) sector, service management can be integrated into many other industries. Service management is usually used in conjunction with

    • GroupWare

      GroupWare

      In the modern era, enterprises are expanding beyond both local and national borders. Hence, collaboration between employees who are located all over the world can be problematic. In order for large, multinational companies to remain competitive, such collaboration is required, hence the need for GroupWare. What is GroupWare? Groupware (Collaborative Software) is any software, application,

    • MTTR (Mean Time to Recovery)

      MTTR (Mean Time to Recovery)

      MTTR is an abbreviation for Mean Time To Recovery or Mean Time To Repair which represents the average time taken to put a defective component or system back in working order. It is a measure of the maintainability of a system and predicts the average amount of time required to get the system to work

    • ITSM (Information Technology Service Management)

      ITSM (Information Technology Service Management)

      ITSM stands for Information Technology Service Management. It is a discipline that is widely used for managing large, medium and small scale information technology systems. ITSM is targeted towards the customer and is considered a consumer friendly approach to managing a wide variety of services. ITSM tries to put the consumer relationship first, by switching

    • ITIL Processes

      ITIL Processes

      The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a series of books that contain proper procedures to handle situations that any IT organization would come in contact with. Using a series of check lists, tasks and procedures, an IT organization can take what is available to it and implement it in such a way that ensures

    • Value Stream Mapping

      Value Stream Mapping

      Value stream mapping is a popular manufacturing technique. It analyzes the flow of materials and information necessary to create a product or provide a service. The technique originated at the Toyota Corporation and is referred to as material and information flow mapping. It can be applied to any process that requires improvement. When using value

    • Inter-Process Communication

      Inter-Process Communication

      The term Inter-Process Communication (IPC) refers to a predefined library or set of interfaces that allow processes to communicate with each other. IPC gives the appearance of programs that run concurrently in an operating system’s background and allows computer users to conduct multiple tasks at once on a computer. IPCs can share memory, run in

    • Application Service Provider

      Application Service Provider

      An Application Service Provider or ASP provides “applications” as a service – specifically, software and services having to do with the information technology requirements of companies and individuals. The service offered by Application Service Providers may include processing credit card payments, providing customer relations management (CRM) services to businesses, or customized applications. The operational concept

    • SNMP Trap

      SNMP Trap

      The SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) allows network management to communicate with different network components. Because of this, it is important for all network hardware to be equipped with an SNMP agent that allows for it to be communicated back to network management. Once the network is connected, the elements are able to send messages

    • Six Sigma

      Six Sigma

      Six Sigma is a business improvement methodology. Its main objective is to implement a vigorous process to systematically eliminate defects and inefficiency. Motorola originally developed it in the early 1980s.  Its proficiency has caused it to become extremely popular in many corporate and small business environments around the world. Six Sigma’s main purpose is to

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