Make Everyone an Expert with an IT Knowledge Base
What is an IT knowledge base?
An IT knowledge base or IT support knowledge base is a technology used to internally store and distribute information, usually about technical support, within a company. Normally created with IT knowledge base software, it is a self-service system designed to let employees or internal customers find answers to technical information independently of the IT department.
With Zendesk, companies can easily build, update, and customize an IT knowledge base that meets the specific needs of every company.
A different approach
Plus not all problems are equally urgent: an employee forgetting a password just isn’t as important as a lagging server. While the IT professional will likely need to focus on the server, the employee with the forgotten password can’t get to work until the issue is resolved.
One solution is an IT knowledge base: a centralized repository, almost like an encyclopedia of relevant, organized content built to be used internally.
- Write simply. Though the articles should be written by subject matter experts, the people reading them likely won’t be. Use simple language, include images when possible, and define jargon.
- Include the right articles. As many IT professionals know, employees will have many, many different technical support needs. While it isn’t possible to address all of them, it is possible to measure which simple requests are being submitted the most often, and write knowledge base articles that help solve those issues.
- Knowledge bases don’t live in a vacuum. A good IT knowledge base will integrate with other business systems, like IT monitoring, internal social networks, and ticketing systems. This way everything is tracked in a centralized location.
- Encourage participation. The more people who write and comment on articles, the richer the experience will be.
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How Zendesk helps
Zendesk Help Center offers a powerful and versatile knowledge base, a central location for all self-service management needs. With Zendesk, companies can easily build, update, and customize an IT knowledge base that meets the specific needs of every company.Stop bugging IT with every little thing
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An IT knowledge base is a living piece of technology, so there’s always room for improvement. Learn more now.