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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...
Maintenance Software--Plan Ahead to Maximize CMMS Vendor Web Site Visits
For those looking for a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor, the Web is often the first place to start. There are a number of web site features

it annual maintenance costs  page response times. If it takes longer than a few seconds to get something on screen, users get anxious. That''s why most sites bring up at least a title, framework, and some basic text followed by the progressive filling of empty spaces with buttons, graphics, and further text. The entire process should take only under a minute. Once the entire screen has materialized, users can explore the numerous links. Some sites will show sub-categories as you move the cursor over the main headings. One interesting 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...
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...
How to Choose a Service and Maintenance Application
If you’re not using a service and maintenance application, you may have reached the point where manual systems no longer support the pace of business. Where to

it annual maintenance costs  be sure to benchmark it carefully and compare the results to your pre-system benchmarks. You''ll collect vital information to help calculate your return on investment. The benchmark also sets a standard for your team to beat. With ongoing benchmarks, you can put measurable employee incentives in place, compare your results to industry averages, and set targets for coming years. Ten Essential Features to Look for in a Service and Maintenance Application   Complete back-office integration with General Read More...
Proactive IT Triage for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
When it comes to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, most IT organizations do not lack measurement data—in fact, they’re buried in it! What they need are effective ways

it annual maintenance costs  IT Triage for Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance When it comes to Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, most IT organizations do not lack measurement data—in fact, they’re buried in it! What they need are effective ways to put these measurements into the context of critical business services, establish baselines for every layer of every component, and proactively communicate which layer of which component is the root cause of any abnormality. Read More...
The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance?
After a company has decided to keep an existing ERP system, the next decision is how long should they continue to pay the vendor for maintenance.

it annual maintenance costs  of about a dozen IT executives. What they shared was a common ERP system. Most people would think their ERP system was old (it was introduced in the 80''s and the average length of time that these companies had been using the product was approximately eight years). Over the last few years, most of the individuals in the group had faced the issue of replacing their existing ERP system (see The Old ERP Dilemma: Replace or Add-on ) and each had decided to keep their existing system. These individuals were 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...
Innovative IT Consulting
Innovative IT Consulting, LLC is a different kind of IT Professional Services firm. Passionate, caring and hands-on - we help our clients plan and execute ERP

it annual maintenance costs  IT Consulting Innovative IT Consulting, LLC is a different kind of IT Professional Services firm. Passionate, caring and hands-on - we help our clients plan and execute ERP projects that are crititcal to their success and in many cases transform their businesses to take advantage of new business models, processes and plans. We are 100% dedicated to the success of our clients, who are typically mid-sized firms and ''small enterprises'' looking to compete, grow and differentiate themselves in Read More...
ALDEA IT Consulting
ALDEA is an impartial management consulting firm located in Poland. It started business as the IT services and consulting department of HLB Frackowiak i

it annual maintenance costs  IT Consulting ALDEA is an impartial management consulting firm located in Poland. It started business as the IT services and consulting department of HLB Frackowiak i Wspólnicy, the largest Polish financial auditing company, and a member of one of the largest consulting groups in Poland. ALDEA is an accredited service provider within the framework of the SOP ICE EU programme implemented by the Polish Agency for Enterprise Development in the field of innovations and new technologies. 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...
Areas of Growth for After-market Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Initiatives
Increasingly, companies in the aviation industry are outsourcing their maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations, especially for engine and component

it annual maintenance costs  Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul Initiatives Increasingly, companies in the aviation industry are outsourcing their maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) operations, especially for engine and component repair. However, many companies still report using custom, in-house applications instead of standard, off-the-shelf solutions. Learn how companies are balancing their outsourced and in-house MRO solutions, and discover the top three trends impacting the MRO segment. Read More...
IT Management and Development
The IT management and development business area focuses on developing the tools and resources required to understand, use, and manage IT infrastructure in order

it annual maintenance costs  Management and Development The IT management and development business area focuses on developing the tools and resources required to understand, use, and manage IT infrastructure in order to help companies enhance their operational, tactical, and strategic capabilities. Tools for IT management and development can help companies control and measure the quality and effectiveness of their IT infrastructures, and manage software and hardware development tasks. Challenges related to IT management and Read More...
IT Governance: Maximizing the Business Investment
Implementing information technology (IT) governance means using a structure of relationships and processes to direct an organization. Some project portfolio

it annual maintenance costs  the value of their IT investments. Achieving this requires a strong foothold on the multiple projects taking place at any given time. Identifying risk, resource utilization, and earned value with a portfolio of IT projects necessitates the implementation and adoption of standards processes to track and respond to any red flags that may appear. This is accomplished by establishing IT governance, where a structure of relationships and processes will direct and control an organization in order to achieve Read More...

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