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On-demand IT Asset Management: What It Is, Why You Need It, and How You Can Benefit.
You probably know that managing your IT assets and infrastructure is becoming increasingly more complex, as your company operates on a broader, more global

it hardware maintenance costs  research firm IDC, the IT asset management software market has experienced doubledigit growth in recent years, with annual growth rates averaging in the mid–single digits for the foreseeable future. Readers will learn how, with ITAM solutions in place, their businesses can better manage their computer hardware and software, correlate assets to contracts and financial records such as software licenses and equipment leases, and detect and prevent IT and regulatory risks to their various technology 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 hardware maintenance costs  they were paying for it (see The Old ERP Dilemma: How Long Should You Pay Maintenance? ). Even then, members of the group thought that they were paying too much for the value of the S&M they were receiving. They believed that either the vendors should give them more value (their preference at the time) or that they should pay less for the vendors'' support services. Another option these executives suggested was that they be allowed to pick and choose from the menu of available S&M items. This last option 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 hardware maintenance costs  #3: Ignoring hard-to-quantify benefits It is difficult to calculate possible future gains such as increased productivity, better efficiency, improved customer service, and other hard-to quantify benefits after a new system has been successfully implemented. Remember, these kinds of benefits can dramatically improve your bottom line and should not be overlooked. Mistake #4: Passing the buck Top management and other key personnel within the organization must be involved in the selection and the Read More...
Lean Maintenance: Best Practices to Turn Asset Management into a Profit Center
It’s common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per-unit operating costs. However, executives often lose sight of

it hardware maintenance costs  as a positive activity, it is important to see it as a profit center instead of a cost center. A cost-center approach is strictly concerned with adhering to the budget and decreasing expenses as much as possible. In contrast, the profit-center model realizes that investment and operating costs can be allocated to improve efficiency. This increased efficiency naturally results in higher profits. One of the most popular buzz-words in business today is lean. This term conveys the idea of fat elimination 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 hardware maintenance costs  the application, or make it available at additional cost. In this case, make sure you always have source code for your current version. Product and service quality Regarding the quality of products shipped and services rendered, ensure that expectations are well articulated, whether buried in detailed specifications or described in the body of the contract. Examples are hours of operation for on-line support, response time for on-site support, hardware uptime guarantees and acceptable sub-contractors to Read More...
Bridging the IT Talent Gap
Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy@but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals

it hardware maintenance costs  the IT Talent Gap Recruiting IT talent to insurance companies has never been easy—but today, demographic pressures make the task of IT staffing even harder, as IT professionals retire and fewer new graduates become available to fill the positions. IT outsourcing may not offer the help you seek. To make sure your company can survive and prosper, learn how to find ways to hire qualified IT staff, and keep the IT staff you already have. 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 hardware 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...
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 hardware 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...
Take It or Leave It: Moving Your Business VoIP System
Telephony is mission critical. Whether you view this as a necessary burden or an opportunity to adopt leading-edge technology, you need to look beyond the

it hardware maintenance costs  It or Leave It: Moving Your Business VoIP System Telephony is mission critical. Whether you view this as a necessary burden or an opportunity to adopt leading-edge technology, you need to look beyond the simple utility of your voice over IP (VoIP) system. This guide provides the perspective to ensure that your business gets full value from VoIP. Read More...
Justification of ERP Investments Part Three: Costs of Implementing an ERP System
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementation costs can be divided into one-time costs and ongoing annual costs. Both types of costs can be segmented into

it hardware maintenance costs  user customizations can make it very expensive or even impossible to upgrade. Additional costs must then be incurred to ensure the customizations work with the latest upgrade. As shown in the example estimates in figure 3.4, a ratio of .25 has been used for total annual costs related to ERP software. A phased implementation approach may mean that additional software must be purchased. A data collection system, for example, may be implemented as part of a second phase. Hardware. Ongoing hardware costs Read More...
The Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It
ecFood is a strategic sourcing vendor focused on the industrial food market. Its recent financial results prove that being highly focused can bring value to

it hardware maintenance costs  a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It Event Summary Food and beverage industry strategic sourcing vendor ecFood , recently announced exceptional results for 2001 with dramatic increases in revenue, gross margin, transaction volume, customer acquisition and services. The privately held company closed out the year with record-breaking performance, including an 815% increase in gross margin from 2000 and revenue of $37.6 million. ecFood also acquired a major dairy industry purchasing Read More...
NORRIQ Group’s Drink-IT Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Certification Report
NORRIQ Group''s Drink-IT solution is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode manufacturing (ERP) software solution space. Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP

it hardware maintenance costs  Group’s Drink-IT Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Certification Report NORRIQ Group''s Drink-IT solution is now TEC certified in the mixed-mode manufacturing (ERP) software solution space. Drink-IT is one of the only global ERP solutions designed specifically for the beverage industry, supporting the unique needs of beverage producers and manufacturers with additional extensive functionality on top of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV platform. Download the Drink-IT certification report now for product 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 hardware 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...
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 hardware 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...
DYNAMICS IT S.A.
Dynamics IT @is specialized in ERP consulting and implementation of high quality solutions, currently projected as the company best partner for Microsoft

it hardware maintenance costs  IT S.A. Dynamics IT  is specialized in ERP consulting and implementation of high quality solutions, currently projected as the company best partner for Microsoft Dynamics AX in Latin America Read More...

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