The Service Desk has been traditionally viewed as the IT organization that helps employees of a company with the computer related problems. It has generally been accepted as the primary customer interface and touchpoint where people can get help with IT issues, problems and requests. This is a very limited view of what the Service Desk can be. In fact, the Service Desk is the only organization within IT positioned to be the strategic service management nerve center across the entire IT enterprise.
by Randy Steinberg