From the ITIL Community Forum Q: There has been some recent discussion in my organizations on how to handle vulnerability scanning against production devices.  While agents have been installed on all the target devices, my security group would like to run quarterly vulnerability scans. The issue at hand is how to handle this request.  Most …
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From the ITIL Community Forum Q: Please can any one let me know what is the Industry metrics / Standards ( Especially – across a Insurance Company ) for 1. Mean Time to Resolution or SLA for a Priority 1 , Priority 2, Priority 3 and Priority 4 Incident 2. Mean Time for known Error …
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From the ITIL Community Forum Q: Can you please suggest the best way to handle the follow up calls in a virtual, global helpdesk environment ? A: My suggestion would be to have the VRU ask if the caller if they are calling about a previously reported issue. If they respond that it is (push …
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Workaround Activities

March 29th, 2014 | Posted by Don Boylan in Incident Management - (0 Comments)

From the ITIL Community Forum Q: Workaround for an incident. Is it Incident Mgmt’s responsibility or Problem Mgmgt’s one? A: A Workaround is an effort to bypass the effects of an Incident by not relying on affected infrastructure. The question of “Who does it” is a little misleading. Anyone from any team could implement a …
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From the ITIL Community Forum Q: You have a Major Incident which goes right through the Incident lifecycle but try as they might the techy guys cannot find out what is causing it or how to fix it. A Problem record is created for the issue and PM are making steady progress on it. PM …
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From the ITIL Community Forum Q: I am reviewing the current response and resolution time metrics for an internal service desk that supports a 10,000 person company.  Currently the company uses 4 severity levels for incidents.  While I realize the response and resolution times are defined by an SLA, is there a good benchmark to …
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From the ITIL Community Forum Q: Look at the statement bellow and tell me if you agree; “A Problem record cannot be progressed into a known error until all associated incidents are resolved” This appears to be supported by the blue book which states; “A known error status is assigned when the root cause of …
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