Are monitors, desks, and chairs all over your IT department covered in Post-it Notes (of either the paper-and-ink or virtual variety) reminding you to tackle various service and maintenance tasks? Are said Post-its arranged in geological strata, many of them dating to before you – or anyone you know – actually worked in the IT department? Do you suspect that some of the eldest among them are secretly reproducing under cover of their younger brethren, giving birth to genetically recombined notes directing you to turn over control to Skynet?
If any of this sounds like your IT department, don’t worry – SAManage has a tag for that.
I’ll be back. No, really, I will.
If, by the time you read this, Skynet has already become self-aware, there’s no help for you – or us. But if you’re just trying to get a handle on the deluge of service and maintenance work that threatens to drown you daily, we suggest taking advantage of SAManage’s advanced tagging.
Here’s how it works: say you start defragging a hard drive, or initiate file permission repairs, or set anything in motion that will take some time. Since you don’t want to sit next to Larry from Accounting in uncomfortable silence while waiting for whatever you started to finish, you tell Larry you’ll be back later to check up on him. Now if it were Sarah from HR, you’d be happy to wait. But this is Larry, and ever since the Sweet’N Low Incident, you prefer to keep your Larry time to a minimum. So, you’ll be back.
Except you get sidetracked. Or maybe it’s subconscious avoidance at work. In either case, you forget all about Larry and his fragmentation, both personal and technical. As a result, Larry begins to stalk you. Soon, you’re afraid to come to work. Later, you’re afraid to venture outside. In the end, you die alone, penniless and huddled in your basement, and the last thing on your mind is Larry.
One little tag might change your life. Or at least make it a little easier.
If you’d just marked Larry’s incident with a “follow up tomorrow” tag, it wouldn’t gotten lost in the shuffle. The next morning, you’d have searched for this tag. You’d have taken care of Larry’s issue, and Larry would probably stalk someone else. And you, efficient and organized tech support deity that you are, you marry Sarah from HR, win the lottery, and move halfway around the world, far from the clutches of Larry, who’s scared to fly.
All because you put SAManage’s powerful tagging functionality to work for you.Prioritize Your Work Using Tags. For Humanity’s Sake. Click To Tweet