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Reducing Operational Risk of IT Service in Finance
An overview for CIOs of the provision and management of IT services at a level that addresses the risk management issues raised by the Basel Committee's New

bill service contracts protection plan  case, the bank?s online bill payment process. List all potential things that can go wrong - the failure modes: For example: the website is unavailable, the website is slow, or the user is not recognized. List the potential consequences of each failure - the affects. In this example, the process immediately affects the customers: Website is down: a client who cannot access his/her bank account would become frustrated. Or potential customers looking to apply for a credit card or open a savings account can

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Field Service Management (FSM)

Field service management (FSM) software is a set of functionalities for organizations or departments within organizations that have as main focus the intallation, maintanance, reparing, and meter reading for industries relying heaviling on equipment. FSM workers require functionality for customer engagement management, service and asset management as well as workforce management. Since most activities in FSM take place outside of the office, mobility is a big component of the a FSM software solutions. Typically, FSM software is not used as a stand-alone solution, as it needs to integrate with Financials, ERP, CRM and EAM to ensure accurate data exchange. Even if its main purpose is to maintain and repair equipment, it can also be used to gather customer satisfaction and equipment performance feedback. To allocate human resources efficiently, workforce management is an integral part of an FSM system. 

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