VENDORiQ: Will Quebec Provide the Next Meaningful ITSM Solutions
01 March 2021: ServiceNow released the latest quarterly edition of its platform.
Why it’s Important
ServiceNow provided the latest quarterly release in March 2021. In this version, called ‘Quebec’, ServiceNow has revised its support model and incorporated major changes to enable the effective upgrades from either New York, Orlando or Paris versions.
A streamlined support structure will help CIO and ITSM team on a ‘learn, prepare and upgrade’ model.
- Learn: Identify your upgrade path and consider the release highlights.
- Prepare: Choose the tools to perform a risk and value assessment of the upgrade. Use the upgrade value calculator, the playbook to maintain platform health and a risk assessment of platform customisations.
- Upgrade: Maximise the upgrade value by reviewing over 78 release highlights across core functionality, ITSM workflows, AI, asset management, security, risk and cost, customer and field service workflows, employee workflows ,safe workspace, and workspace service delivery
One of the big winners is the telecommunication sector, with enhancements to the product cataloguing, order management and open API’s to assist with alarm management. A new processing engine has been created to automate alerts and incidents.
- ITSM functional Leads
- DevOps leads
- Security Leads
ServiceNow clients should set time to review the release notes for Quebec and consider the ‘learn, prepare and upgrade’ literature to determine whether they are ready for the upgrade. If so, plan and execute once the risks and value are clear.
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