KCS – The Hive Mentality (The Collective Experience)

In this third part of our Knowledge Centered Support (KCS) series, we look at knowledge as a collective experience, and how the combined expertise and experience of the organization are far greater than that of any one individual. It’s about creating involvement and spreading the risks, without leaving anyone feeling minimized. Read more

KCS – Evolving content based on demand and usage

Our work environment and its content are in constant change. For service desks and support teams it is a very time consuming job to keep the content up to date, if even possible at all. But if every use of an article provided an opportunity to edit and refresh the information in it, would that stop the bottleneck effect and result in updated information? In the second article in our KCS series we get to know about the second core principle of KCS- how to handle and evolve the content.

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Part 3 Järfälla Municipality – Reasons and expectations for Zero Level support

In the previous two blogs about Järfälla Municipality, outside Stockholm, I have described its IT department’s challenges and how they are currently using web-based self-service in their activities. For this blog, I interviewed IT Manager Hans Berkvall about why they are taking the next step and introducing Zero Level support as a stage before first line.

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Meeting customer needs with KCS

Across industries and geographies, companies are asking the same questions: How do they scale and extend their support capabilities, with limited staff and budget resources?  How do they continue to provide world class customer service to existing customers while being asked to do more? How can they keep up with the increasing demand on their support staff?

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KCS vs Knowledge Engineering

What are the differences between KCS (Knowledge Centered Support) and Knowledge Engineering, and how can the support organization benefit from leaving knowledge engineering mode? Read how an organization can make everyone a winner with focus on immediate action and relevant content.

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Why not KCS (Knowledge Centered Support)?

Keeping information current is a challenge, and keeping knowledge social is reality. The future is here for knowledge solutions that capture knowledge when an incident occurs. More and more organizations have realized that KCS is the methology that leverages the power of knowledge within the support organization. Read what we think are the three core reasons why KCS is working across the support infrastructure.

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Part 2 Järfälla Municipality – Web-based self service in the public sector

The municipality of Järfälla in Sweden has opted to introduce Zero Level support for its operations. In my first blog, I explained about the the IT department’s organisation, targets, challenges and support methods. In this blog, I will be looking at how they use web-based self service at present before the introduction of Zero Level support.

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When a Porsche becomes a bike – three common mistakes when companies buy tools for their business

In my work as a management consultant at Olingo I come across lots of companies and organisations that expect miracles when they buy a new tool for their business. In this blog I describe the most common mistakes and what you should bear in mind to avoid them.

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