IBM Control Desk

IBM Control Desk

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What is IBM Control Desk?

IBM Control Desk (formerly IBM Smart Cloud Control Desk) is available standalone or as a component of the IBM Service Engage cloud or on-premise suite of IT management software. Meant for enterprises, the IBM Control Desk is an ITIL service desk. Control Desk is a rebranded version of Tivoli's…

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What is IBM Control Desk?

IBM Control Desk (formerly IBM Smart Cloud Control Desk) is available standalone or as a component of the IBM Service Engage cloud or on-premise suite of IT management software. Meant for enterprises, the IBM Control Desk is an ITIL service desk.

Control Desk is a rebranded version of Tivoli's Service Request Manager. This is a somewhat complex enterprise-level product competing with BMC's Remedy and ServiceNow.

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What is IBM Control Desk?

IBM Control Desk (formerly IBM Smart Cloud Control Desk) is available standalone or as a component of the IBM Service Engage cloud or on-premise suite of IT management software. Meant for enterprises, the IBM Control Desk is an ITIL service desk. Control Desk is a rebranded version of Tivoli's Service Request Manager. This is a somewhat complex enterprise-level product competing with BMC's Remedy and ServiceNow.

Who uses IBM Control Desk?

The most common users of IBM Control Desk are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees) and the Construction industry.

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Score 10 out of 10
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Our firm uses IBM Control Desk for the purpose of dealing with the management and monitoring of IT assets, evaluating their performance, and rectifying challenges that may face them limiting their operative capacity. Besides, the software evaluates the severity of any damages or defects that the assets may have, and the impacts of the corrections that can be implied. IBM Control Desk also addresses complex IT-related challenges, where extensive evaluation and rectification procedures are derived to sort challenges out.
  • IBM Control Desk is extensive in gathering data, where it clearly identifies a problem before taking any rectification strategies.
  • The configuration of IBM Control Desk is high and functional even to large businesses.
  • Lastly, IBM Control Desk works in multiple situations or scenarios, due to its advancements status.
  • IBM Control Desk support is not the best, and if it is present, its assistance is minimal.
  • The importance of documentation is something that IBM Control Desk has also slightly ignored, and it facilitates learning.
  • Conservative in integrating with some other extensions or software.
For companies or persons who want to critically monitor the IT assets in their systems, IBM Control Desk is the program that will make them swiftly identify mistakes and provide possible solutions for them. Furthermore, IBM Control Desk is a straightforward communication program between the ICT department and the end users, where they articulate a challenge and it is immediately sorted out. IBM Control Desk monitors even the functionality of the software in the systems.
Score 8 out of 10
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IBM Control Desk is used across my whole organization, mainly to address the issue related to the management of IT assets and issues related to those assets. Our customers are treated to an easy, self serviceable way to open issues related to their IT infrasctructure and software usage while we can analyse the impact of changes and corrections.
  • Highly configurable. IBM Control Desk is a flexible tool and able to adapt itself to multiple scenarios once it's properly configured.
  • Data gathering for monitoring. Control Desk is able to efficiently monitor the actual state of your issues and changes.
  • The lack of support and documentation from IBM has shown itself a real problem for those without an extended knowledge in the subject, mostly during the implementation.
  • Integration with other tools is quite lacking, although the APIs are able to compensate to some degree.
IBM Control Desk is very well suited for those looking for a proper monitoring tool for your IT assets, including both hardware management and software support. It is also a great communication tool between your IT support team and the end user of the service you're providing. But don't get it confused with IBM Maximo, Control Desk isn't suited for a general enterprise assets management, that's not the purporse of this tool.
The lack of support from IBM is a concern that should be addressed and something to keep in mind for those thinking about acquiring IBM Control Desk. This problem can be solved by hiring an experienced consulting company that helps you implement, customize and adapt the solution to your specific needs instead of acquiring it directly from IBM.