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Towards a Leaner IT: 7 Simple Ways to Reduce “Cost per Ticket”

Recently, John, an​ IT help desk manager, has been noticing a steep increase in IT expenses and, needless to say, is under tremendous pressure to bring them down. All that his team does all day is solve tickets, so he thinks reducing the “cost per ticket” could be a good starting point. To help John in his mission, we decided to tell him a little about this metric and what he could do to achieve a leaner IT help desk. Why cost per ticket? IT support is considered a cost center in most organizations and usually the first to get​ a budget cut during​ a financial downturn. ​Therefore,  IT support must remain efficient even when IT spending is reduced. Cost per ticket is one key metric that helps the IT support analyze their efficiency in handling tickets within a given budget