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Maintenance Scheduling 101
Many organizations have tried to address their maintenance scheduling woes by introducing new and sometimes very advanced technologies. The reality is that

it annual maintenance costs  was present and replace it if it was down. They could also perform visual inspections as well as touch and feel components for heat and vibration, and check for abnormal noise, smell, and any process leakage. As a result, Operations started playing a more active role in ensuring the proper performance of their equipment. They would inspect safety guards around couplings and shafts and would report any abnormalities to the shift mechanic or to the shift electrician who would then determine the severity of Read More...
Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry''s
Support and maintenance (S&M) contracts mean very different things to vendors and to users. With user enterprises'' growing awareness of how these S&M agreements

it annual maintenance costs  consider when reducing costs. IT entitlement costs, such as enterprise software maintenance, have (at some companies) soared to a record average of 70 percent of total annual IT budgets. Logically, as the maintenance costs become a larger percentage of spending, users want to look at how to reduce those costs. But many chief information officers (CIO) also know that the software bill he or she receives can be minor in comparison to the costs of running an internal IT department. This is particularly true Read More...
What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance?
Mature systems in any enterprise require an approach different from newer implementations to software support—one that focuses on customization

it annual maintenance costs  have lesser value. Understandably, it is difficult and costly for vendors to add functions to the guts of a product, even though these functions are the exact enhancements the users need the most. Yet when this does happen, most vendors take high-value enhancements out of maintenance upgrades included with annual support, and then enhance and package these upgrades as separate, newly licensed products (or modules). Based on this discussion, it is evident that the value of new releases is dependent on Read More...
Enterprise Software Service and Maintenance Alternatives
Traditional license models may be wearing out their welcome for both vendors and customers. A competitive market and a more IT savvy business generation is

it annual maintenance costs  accountable in a way it never has before. Namely, manufacturing has been severely impacted by the competition coming from China and other low cost markets causing drastic alteration of business process and cost infrastructure. This is forcing users to question whether they are getting value for their business when buying enterprise software. Knowing that the incremental cost of software production is simply the price of a compact disk (CD), buyers now know how to twist a vendor''s arm. The enterprise Read More...
How One Vendor Addresses Support and Maintenance Issues
SAP is addressing the problem of customers wanting support that vendors are either not providing, or providing at unjustifiable prices. Support and maintenance

it annual maintenance costs  partner products. If possible, it would be ideal for the advisory personnel to have knowledge of the complete playing field, including the competitive offerings. Early in 2006, SAP expanded its support services to meet customers'' changing demands. SAP introduced SAP Premium Support to mitigate some of the above conventional S&M contractual pitfalls, and to underline its commitment to continual S&M evolution and growth. Premium Support provides a new option between SAP Standard Support , a fairly Read More...
The Best Gets Better: Automated Disk Maintenance
Most operating systems use logical file systems optimized for traditional magnetic hard disk drives (HDD). As a result, users adopting newer solid state drive

it annual maintenance costs  file systems optimized for traditional magnetic hard disk drives (HDD). As a result, users adopting newer solid state drive (SSD) technology often see poor write-speed performance caused by free space fragmentation. Learn how new automatic disk maintenance technologies can improve SSD performance and extend the life of SSD devices by minimizing free space fragmentation. Read More...
Reducing Costs with Efficient Operations: A Fast Track to More Working Capital
Untamed costs can deplete the precious working capital that’s critical to your ongoing operations. But, you can get a handle on costs by taking steps to improve

it annual maintenance costs  COST STRUCTURE If only it didn’t cost so much money to make money. That’s the predicament of many small businesses and midsize companies. Customers keep demanding more for less – and those product and service enhancements cost you more to provide even though you get paid less for them. Larger competitors often have deeper pockets – plus, they enjoy economies of scale that you can’t match. Untamed costs can deplete the precious working capital that’s critical to your ongoing operations and new Read More...
Rimini Street: The End of Full-price Software Maintenance Is Here!
In a recent press release, Rimini Street boldly declared the end of full-price software maintenance. The vocal and upbeat third-party software maintenance

it annual maintenance costs  property theft , and it is hard to predict the outcome of these. While some prospective Rimini Street customers might have been deterred by this, the lawsuit has not really stopped Rimini Street’s momentum (based on its upbeat results). For its part, SAP’s recent price increase for its annual standard support and maintenance customers (to 19 percent from 18 percent) has raised many eyebrows. SAP claims that the increase is warranted by a number of recent value-add features, but some market Read More...
Application Lifecycle Maintenance
Lionbridge offers scalable application development and maintenance solutions that include custom software development, code enhancements, and legacy systems

it annual maintenance costs  process to move critical IT activities offshore. In India, its mature, yet flexibel process frameworks have achieved a Software Capability Maturity Model level® 5 rating. Read More...
Best Practices and Processes for Improving the Business Value of IT
Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their

it annual maintenance costs  the Business Value of IT Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their contribution to the business and justify initiatives they seek to undertake. Read about concrete practices, processes, and recommendations to drive ROIT investment via key areas for improvement, the value of improvement, and guidelines for evaluating potential projects. Read More...
What Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad…
A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is

it annual maintenance costs  Makes a Good IT White Paper Good… and a Bad IT White Paper Very, Very Bad… A white paper is a document or “brief” (and yes, perhaps unfortunately, I mean “brief” in the sense of something that informs rather than something that is short —white papers are sometimes as concise as newspaper editorials, or run as long as the latest “… For Dummies” book; examples of this will be provided in upcoming posts). A white paper’s purpose is to educate the reader, who is the potential Read More...
Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online for CMMS-EAM Certification Report
Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online (v. 5.0) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)–enterprise asset

it annual maintenance costs  Connection Onsite/Online for CMMS-EAM Certification Report Maintenance Connection Onsite/Online (v. 5.0) is TEC Certified for online evaluation of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)–enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions in the Asset Management Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, Read More...
Focus on Process to Reduce Your Recruiting Costs
Need to reduce recruiting costs in your organization? This executive brief provides several ideas on how to reduce those costs while still driving exceptional

it annual maintenance costs  Process to Reduce Your Recruiting Costs Need to reduce recruiting costs in your organization? This executive brief provides several ideas on how to reduce those costs while still driving exceptional business by employing creative recruiting strategies and combining them with the right technology. Read More...
Managing IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting
During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT

it annual maintenance costs  IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT investments deliver more value to a company’s top and bottom lines—by creating new efficiencies and increasing revenues—than any savings gained from traditional IT cost-cutting. Discover the other reasons why your IT spending can actually save money in the long run. Read More...

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