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Benchmarking is a well-established tool for measuring and managing service and support performance. Effective benchmarking allows an organization to quantify the performance of its support desk, compare to others in the industry, identify performance gaps, and define the actions necessary to close the gaps.

The power of benchmarking is that it enables a support organization to save enormous amounts of time and energy by building upon the know-how of the industry’s world-class performers. Support desks that focus exclusively on their internal operations tend to make progress incrementally, through trial-and-error, at an evolutionary pace. But benchmarking forces an organization to look externally – at the best-in-class. By studying the best-in-class, and selectively adopting practices from the best-of-the-best, service desks that utilize benchmarking are able to improve their performance at a revolutionary pace.

In this webcast, Jeff Rumburg, Managing Partner at MetricNet, will share benchmarking data synthesized from literally hundreds of IT service and support benchmarks. He will highlight and pinpoint the characteristics that are common to the industry’s most successful support organizations. You will learn how these world-class competitors achieved industry leadership in days or weeks, not months or years, and how they sustain their competitive advantage to remain at the top of the industry.

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Jeffrey Rumburg

Jeff Rumburg is a co-founder and Managing Partner of MetricNet, where he is responsible for global strategy, product development, and financial operations for the company. As a leading expert in benchmarking and re-engineering, Mr. Rumburg authored a best selling book on benchmarking, and has been retained as a benchmarking expert by such well known companies as American Express, Hewlett-Packard, General Motors, IBM, and Sony. Mr. Rumburg was honored in 2014 by receiving the Ron Muns Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the IT Service and Support industry. Prior to co-founding MetricNet, Mr. Rumburg was president and founder of The Verity Group, an international management consulting firm specializing in IT benchmarking. While at Verity, Mr. Rumburg launched a number of syndicated benchmarking services that provided low cost benchmarks to more than 1,000 corporations worldwide. Mr. Rumburg has also held a number of executive positions at META Group, and Gartner. As a vice president at Gartner, Mr. Rumburg led a project team that reengineered Gartner’s global benchmarking product suite. And as vice president at META Group, Mr. Rumburg’s career was focused on business and product development for IT benchmarking. Mr. Rumburg’s education includes an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, an M.S. magna cum laude in Operations Research from Stanford University, and a B.S. magna cum laude in Mechanical Engineering. He is author of A Hands-On Guide to Competitive Benchmarking: The Path to Continuous Quality and Productivity Improvement, and has taught graduate-level engineering and business courses.

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  • hatem alogbi says:

    Many thanks for your presentation and I’m very interested about chat online benchmark which increased to 52% inbound in 2015 compared to 2014 in our company.the organizations must focused on (CSAT) and (FCR) and the same time add new self-services in order to increase customer loyalty (NPS).

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