a recent survey shows 48% of HP customers like advice from their peers via online forums specific to their software. (Image Credit: Darryl Linington)Today we are faced with a generation of users for whom search and social collaboration is expected as standard. As digital natives, they don't have the time or patience for lengthy waits while IT gurus slowly get to grips with their technical issues ' they want it fixed, and they want it fixednow.On top of this, users are increasingly collaborative in their approach to IT problem solvinggenerously offering to help each other on forums and add insightful comments to support sites in order to make life a little easier for their peers. In fact, a recent survey shows 48% of HP customers like advice from their peers via online forums specific to their software. These new expectations are creating a whole new agenda for service delivery teams.The IT Helpdesk has traditionally been staffed by a small pool of operators responding to requests from a much larger community of users. To manage the Helpdesk tickets were used, at least in part, to ration what was a highly valuable commodity for most businesses ' IT know how. This ticket-driven, transactional request/fulfil model has remained an enduring feature of most IT Service Management solutionsbut today's business users find it restricting, old-fashioned and ineffective and often look for alternatives. To meet the needs of the next generation of user's, HP is making fundamental architectural changes to take these concepts to the next level with a major focus on knowledge automation, self-service, collaboration and a modern, engaging user experience. We're calling this approach'Connected Intelligence'. Essentially making all the information contained within the service desk system compellingly easy and intuitive for users to access and self-resolve or collaborate.This seems to be one of the key reasons we're experiencing such a wave of interest in our latest Service Management solutions,Service Anywhere,Service ManagerandPropel. By leveraging theHAVEnbig data platform, we've transformed the user experience to provide unprecedented ease-of-access to information. HAVEn Connected Intelligence automates the creation and sharing of knowledge, exploiting the unique capabilities ofAutonomy IDOLto extract meaning from data. By automating the creation of knowledge we avoid the critical delays associated with the manual publication of a knowledge using traditional approaches.Just imagine the level of insight found in a forum readily available from within your organisation. Embedding this ideology directly into our solutions means we promote the sharing of in-depth, quality information whilst reducing the threat of unqualified or potentially dangerous 'tips' proliferating, creating risk or causing serious compliance problems.With traditional approaches to self-service and knowledge sharing already cited as delivering 50'60% improved time to resolution, 30'50% increase in first contact resolution and 20'40% improvement in employee satisfaction, we are carefully monitoring early customer experience and expect to establish new benchmark performance in these areas.Staff Writer Click here to read full news..