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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 average 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...
Use a Computerized Maintenance Management System to Improve Predictive Maintenance Performance
Companies that have moved from a highly reactive environment to a more planned one notice significant improvement. A computer maintenance management or

it average maintenance costs  being collected and comparing it to a predetermined standard. If the process deviates significantly from the standard, action is required. To determine root cause and the appropriate action, specific tools can be employed. This includes Pareto analysis, cause-and- effect diagrams, or simply brainstorming. Described below are the multiple sources of data, various techniques for analyzing the information, and the means to take corrective action: 1. Data Collection The first step in implementing a data Read More...
Maintenance Tips For Improved Profits: Creating the Business Case to Invest in Automation
Does it really make sense to spend money to save money? The answer may surprise you when it comes to maintenance of large capital assets including Facilities

it average maintenance costs  ways than one, as it produces tangible and intangible results to profits. If your equipment goes down due to a lack of preventive maintenance, you can''t service your customer and eventually this will result in lost business. To measure this, we''ll look at a company managing a fleet of 500 vehicles and each vehicle represents a revenue source of $1200.00 per vehicle per day based on an average of 200 operating days per year the revenue expectations equal $240,000.00 per year. If the vehicle goes down due Read More...
Is There a Street Corner for a Vendor-neutral Third Party Support and Maintenance Provider?
Although Rimini Street''s client base is still budding, the third party provider of support and maintenance has been quite bullish, owing to the accelerating

it average maintenance costs  service and leveraging their IT investments. Prior to founding Rimini Street, Ravin cofounded TomorrowNow support services for PeopleSoft and JD Edwards products, and served as president and chief operating officer (COO) for TomorrowNow. Ravin sold his 50 percent stake in TomorrowNow to SAP in January 2005, and retired (albeit for a short while) to pursue other entrepreneurial ventures. For background information on users'' typical problems with S&M, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get Onto an Easy Read More...
Maintenance Software--How to Negotiate Successful Contracts with CMMS Vendors
When negotiating a contract with a computer maintenance management system (CMMS) vendor the guiding principals and definition of the project must first be

it average maintenance costs  ahead of implementation. Keep it simple: The document should be easy to read and understand. Maintainers are frustrated having to wade through pages and pages of complex legalese. Definitions Every contract should begin by defining common terms used throughout the document. For example, software materials might be defined as the XYZ company software in object code and source-code format, and all documents — including but not limited to — specifications, flow charts, diagrams, and user manuals, Read More...
Compliance, Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations,
It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet

it average maintenance costs  Not Conflict: From IT Security vs. IT Operations, It’s an inescapable, undisputable fact that most organizations have conflict between IT security and IT operations. Having been given two distinctive—yet potentially contradictory—goals, in a sense they were destined to be at odds with one another. What does it take to bridge the gap between these two teams to achieve compliance? Can standardized processes and software tools help (or hinder) this effort? Find out here. Read More...
Four Key Questions: Ensuring Continual IT Innovation at CPG Companies
For many consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, the environment is too complex to implement a new business process without upgrading the IT systems that

it average maintenance costs  Key Questions: Ensuring Continual IT Innovation at CPG Companies For many consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, the environment is too complex to implement a new business process without upgrading the IT systems that support that process. Taking a consumer approach to upgrading can help. You need to seek out solutions that fit your CPG environment, can keep up with continual innovation, and more. But you always need to be thinking ahead. Learn more about developing an IT roadmap. Read More...
Application Lifecycle Maintenance
Lionbridge offers scalable application development and maintenance solutions that include custom software development, code enhancements, and legacy systems

it average 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...
Deliver Smarter Products and Services by Unifying Software Development and IT Operations
Unifying development and operations is a critical aspect of enabling a dynamic infrastructure—one that improves service, reduces cost, and manages risk to

it average maintenance costs  Unifying Software Development and IT Operations Unifying development and operations is a critical aspect of enabling a dynamic infrastructure—one that improves service, reduces cost, and manages risk to better meet the evolving challenges of today’s technology, application, and business environments. This white paper introduces a process and product framework to help organizations enable a more dynamic infrastructure for delivery of smarter products and services. Read More...
Cutting IT and Application Support Costs
With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant

it average maintenance costs  IT and Application Support Costs With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant proportion of the budget. Putting in place a coherent, adaptable learning culture helps to ensure your support costs are minimized and employees remain productive. But there is no one-size-fits-all model. To achieve maximum impact at minimum cost, a variety of tools and approaches aligned overall with company Read More...
Service Parts Planning for Maintenance Management
Whether you have a small network with a couple of printers and a fax machine, or a sophisticated shop floor using robots, cranes, etc., you have to make sure

it average maintenance costs  or later; and 2. it will eventually become obsolete. It is common knowledge that when your equipment becomes obsolete, you need to replace it and when they break, they need to be repaired. Furthermore, one would expect companies to always have spare parts available for repairs, but it is not always the case. Let’s take a look at why this may happen. Why is it so hard to have the right part at the right time? First of all, it doesn’t make sense to store parts in your inventory mainly because of the Read More...
Impact the Bottom Line, a Business Case For Reliability-Driven Maintenance
Many external factors are forcing companies to focus on cost efficiencies to gain a competitive advantage. As a result, maintenance organizations are now being

it average maintenance costs  a Business Case For Reliability-Driven Maintenance Many external factors are forcing companies to focus on cost efficiencies to gain a competitive advantage. As a result, maintenance organizations are now being charged with the responsibility to contribute to the bottomline. The condition, availability and reliability of site assets affect a company’s ability to meet fluctuations in market demands, maintain quality and safety levels, and minimize product losses. Improving asset reliability impacts the Read More...
Alfanar IT
alfanar IT is a subsidiary of alfanar Group one of the large Saudi firms with big portfolio of products, the group was established in 1976. alfanar IT was found

it average maintenance costs  IT alfanar IT is a subsidiary of alfanar Group one of the large Saudi firms with big portfolio of products, the group was established in 1976. alfanar IT was found in 1995 with more than 150 consultants.alfanar IT is a Saudi local system integrator company who believes in handing over a turnkey solutions to its clients operating in Saudi Arabia with full understanding of the Saudi IT market needs. alfanar IT consist of three full integrated business unites that created to fulfill all local and Read More...
Progressive IT Management Strategies: The IT manager’s 360-degree view of business
The New CIO Business Leader and Change Management ExpertToday’s chief information officer (CIO) not only has to be knowledgeable about technology, but

it average maintenance costs  IT Management Strategies: The IT manager’s 360-degree view of business The New CIO Business Leader and Change Management Expert Today’s chief information officer (CIO) not only has to be knowledgeable about technology, but frequently, the CIO is called upon to align the strategic goals of senior management in addition to managing on-going, day-to-day technology issues—the technology that provides visibility in the decision-making process.According to the IBM survey Expanding the 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 average 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...

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