30 01, 2019

Southwest Research Institute

2019-01-30T17:03:14+00:00Comments Off on Southwest Research Institute

CLIENT: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE Southwest Research Institute® (SwRI®), is one of the oldest and largest independent, nonprofit, applied research and development organizations in the United States. SwRl's 11 technical divisions offer a wide range of technical expertise and services in such areas as chemistry, space science, nondestructive evaluation, automation, engine [...]

9 11, 2018

NuStar Energy L.P. Help Desk

2019-01-30T16:51:55+00:00Comments Off on NuStar Energy L.P. Help Desk

CLIENT: NUSTAR ENERGYL.P. NuStar Energy L.P. is a publicly traded, limited partnership based in San Antonio, with 8,433 miles of pipeline; 84 terminal and storage facilities that store and distribute crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids; and two asphalt refineries and a fuels refinery with a combined throughput capacity [...]

5 11, 2018

Your IT Helpdesk — Perception Is Reality.

2019-11-11T22:32:48+00:00Blog Category|Comments Off on Your IT Helpdesk — Perception Is Reality.

“It’s okay, we’ll get you reconnected to your printer” – an empathetic IT Helpdesk. Do people in your company complain about the IT department? It’s not uncommon. However, the comments may be misdirected. Recently, I was speaking with someone out in California who stated “Our IT department is the worst.” [...]

26 10, 2018

Helpdesk & IT Infrastructure Support

2019-02-14T21:54:29+00:00Comments Off on Helpdesk & IT Infrastructure Support

Providing help desk support to employees as well as IT infrastructure support can be a challenging task for a large organization with onsite, offsite and offshore locations. One of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the nation, was faced with such a challenge. Y&L’s solution was to [...]

26 10, 2018

A Little Education – A Big Issue

2018-10-26T07:32:59+00:00Comments Off on A Little Education – A Big Issue

During the first year of a help desk engagement at one of our newest clients, Y&L help desk analysts noted two major spikes in employee password resets. During those times, help desk associates were overwhelmed and service levels decreased. As a result, internal customer satisfaction with the internal help desk [...]

26 10, 2018

It’s A Team Effort

2018-10-26T07:32:17+00:00Comments Off on It’s A Team Effort

Going beyond traditional help desk support, Y&L Help Desk consultants know that it is part of their mission to uncover cost saving opportunities and process accelerators. During the course of working with one our client’s, our associates identified a significant cost-saving opportunity. When tracking down loaner cell phones, Y&L Help [...]

26 10, 2018

Moving On – Moving Up

2018-10-26T07:30:43+00:00Comments Off on Moving On – Moving Up

Since 2001, our client began to grow independently from their parent company. They quickly outpaced their initial IT infrastructure staff, support model, and processes. Initially, the company utilized internal employees to provide help desk support for the corporate headquarters, which housed over 500 employees. This support model, however, was not [...]

26 10, 2018

Pure Genius

2018-10-26T07:23:15+00:00Comments Off on Pure Genius

Our client was looking for a way to make their IT department more approachable and valued by their employees. Taking from the success of the “Genius Bar” concept from Apple Stores, Y&L Help Desk leadership suggested creating something similar inside the client’s headquarters location. In working with the client, a [...]

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