This IT Support Management website and blog advertises the work of Noel Bruton, a UK based, independent consultant, trainer, interim manager, author and broadcaster specialising in I.T. Support management. Having entered what was then the ‘computer industry’ in 1979, Bruton began his consultancy practice in 1991. He is the originator of much of what we today know as ‘I.T. Support’, including several methods, concepts, algorithms, and terminology in common IT services management use and documented in his bestselling books.
Bruton is held by industry bodies, press, vendors and clients as one of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners in this field.
All Noel Bruton’s services fit either within popular IT Services frameworks (such as ITIL or COBIT) or where these are not adopted. This is because we advise at the practical, detailed level where the frameworks cannot. You can learn more about his services here.
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Importance of IT Support
The business relies on its employees. The employees rely on the business technology. When those employees are impeded by a failure in I.T. or its usage, it is the function of I.T. Support to bring the business back to productivity. Slow or inadequate I.T. Support jeopardizes business continuity. Slick and professional I.T. Support enables the business to perform to its best.
I.T. Support is not the Service Desk – in fact it is rarely a department in its own right at all. It is a function, making use of the skills of technical specialists from all over the I.T. department and its associated suppliers.
Noel Bruton was consulting in IT support management a decade before ITIL became a de facto approach. He is the man who wrote the original, best-selling IT support management books that the frameworks have since come to echo.
About the Bruton Consultancy Logo
The logo depicts a management philosophy Noel Bruton shares with the great management teachers of past and present. It describes three cogs enclosed by a rhombus. This ‘diamond’ shape is used in flowcharting, especially in IT development, where it depicts a decision from which options of action emerge.
We often use this logo in tandem with the tagline “the mechanism informs the decision and the decision steers the mechanism.” The logo symbolises the relationship, essential in management, between information and strategy – because as several management thinkers have paraphrased one another, what you can’t measure, you can’t manage. Decisions are a core management responsibility. Yet decisions taken without apposite information are closer to hunches and guesswork than they are to strategy.
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