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The definitive guide to setting up and running a successful Help Desk-now updated and expanded to include the latest Web-based technologies.

This book is for you if you are:

* A business manager charged with researching, planning, and setting up a Help Desk in your organization

* An IT manager who wants to improve the level of technical support and communication within your organization with the latest support technologies

* A Help Desk manager looking for guidance on how to upgrade traditional Help Desk functions with Internet- or intranet-related processes.

The thoroughly revised, updated, and expanded Second Edition of the critically acclaimed, first-ever guide to running an effective Help Desk, this book tells you everything you need to know to plan, budget, staff, implement, track, upgrade, and even outsource your organization's Help Desk. Drawing upon her extensive experience as a leading North American expert on Help Desk planning and management, author Barbara Czegel:

* Guides you step-by-step through every phase of setting up traditional and Web-related Help Desks for the Internet and an intranet

* Provides a wealth of practical advice on all technical, management, and human-factor aspects of running an effective Help Desk

* Supplies ready-to-use templates in both Word and HTML formats for an array of Help Desk projects.

On the companion website you'll find:

* Real-life Web-based Help Desk examples

* All the templates from the book in HTML and Word formats.

About the Author

Barbara Czegel is President of SIRIUS3, a consulting company that provides Help Desk training and seminars across Canada. She is also a member of the Help Desk Institute and the Support Services Association.

Table of Contents

FOUNDATION.

Getting Focused.

BASIC STRUCTURE.

Structure.

Staffing.

INTERNAL HELP DESK PROCESSES.

Problem and Work Management.

Tracking.

USING TECHNOLOGY.

Help Desk Tools.

The Internet: Challenge and Opportunity.

Setting Up a Help Desk Internet/Intranet Site.

OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE.

Measuring Performance.

Marketing.

Cost-Benefit Analysis.

Outsourcing.

CASE STUDIES AND EXAMPLE.

Help Desk Case No.

1: Setup.

Help Desk Case No.

2: Working Well.

Example: A Help Desk Intranet Web Site.

A Further Resource.

References and Further Reading.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471248163
Author:
Czegel, Barbara
Author:
Czegel
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Computer Science
Subject:
Customer Service
Subject:
Management Information Systems
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Customer services
Subject:
Computer Industry
Subject:
Electronic office machine industry -- Customer services -- Management.
Subject:
Computer Graphics - General
Subject:
Computer industry -- Customer services.
Subject:
Electronic office machine industry
Subject:
Database applications
Subject:
Information Technologies
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Publication Date:
19980327
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.36x7.40x1.02 in. 1.77 lbs.

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