Learn about how email is the new 'snail mail' for service teams. This is the second post in our series on how your service team can build on top of email support with JIRA Service Desk by getting the right information from the start, automatically categorizing tickets, and routing tickets to the right people. Read more in the series here. Have you ever been at home and discovered your sink isn't working – and when you get around to shooting an email to the plumber, you realize you have no idea

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Do your software developers and IT agents work in different systems? Do you lose visibility when you manually transfer work from your help desk software to your bug and issue tracker? Enter JIRA Service Desk, a new service management solution from Atlassian. Built on top of JIRA, JIRA Service Desk gives you one platform to track both tickets and the back-end issues that often cause them.

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By 2017, 132 billion business emails will be sent and received per day. By the time you finish reading this, 20 more billion business emails will be written.* Email is our go-to mode of communication. While it's great for conversation, email often gets used in parts of the business where it's not scalable – including internal support. A few email exchanges may seem harmless, but as your company grows, your internal service desk will become flooded with email requests from employees with no way to prioritize, categorize, assign, or deflect them. The result? Lost tickets, wasted time by agents, and unhappy employees.

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With developers and IT teams working in separate systems, there are blind spots in the process. With no collaboration channel, IT teams don't get the visibility and communication they need on fixes and improvements. Integrating service and development in one place makes critical feedback transparent, ensures uptime, increases value to the users, and improves the organization's ability to collaborate.

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