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Business Process Management: A Crash Course on What It Entails and Why to Use It
Business process management (BPM) has to integrate existing enterprise applications, Web services, and people in such a way that it can also quickly change

it maintenance costs cut  application development that makes it easier for companies to codify current processes, automate their execution, monitor performance, and make on-the-fly adjustments to improve the processes. BPM Cautions and Caveats We do not necessarily see BPM as a significant enabler for reinventing mature, cut-and-dry ERP or computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) processes, particularly not in a single-site environment (although it remains important to automate and keep these routine processes in 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 maintenance costs cut  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 within larger companies, where both items need to be thoroughly reviewed to make a real impact on the bottom line. Oracle cites its attempts to take 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 maintenance costs cut  industry don''t skimp when it comes to their service and maintenance applications. A good service and maintenance application can be used competitively to: Empower, and therefore retain, higher-quality staff than your competitors. Improve your reputation with faster customer service. Leverage the most up-to-date mobile and wireless technology for higher-quality customer interactions. Be perceived as an industry leader. Cut costs with greater overall efficiency and turn profits into greater market share. Read More
Finding Opportunity in Rising Fuel Costs: Strategies for Industrial Equipment Companies
The rising price of fuel has set in motion a series of more profound changes for both consumers and industry. But those companies that take comfort from the

it maintenance costs cut  equipment and machinery providers. It is reasonable to anticipate that service contractors will try to raise prices or introduce travel charges when the contract is next up for renewal. To be in a position to assess, minimize, and manage maintenance activities to minimize service visits, companies need production systems that report performance of processes and equipment. With that visibility, companies can negotiate support contracts or consider bringing service in-house in some cases. What may not 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 maintenance costs cut  seek technology only as it contributes to these corporate goals. Conclusion Lean maintenance is mostly about people, their functions, and their contributions to the business processes that make up the associated enterprise. In this paradigm, the role of upper management is, therefore, crucial to the success of the leanness e ort. Without energetic, agile, flexible, insightful leadership, the lean maintenance e ort will struggle - or fail. Everyone in the business concern is a stakeholder. And every 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 maintenance costs cut  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
Get in the Loop with Closed-Loop Diagnostics and Unlock the Door to Profitable Maintenance
US companies spend approximately $300 billion (USD) annually on asset maintenance and operations, with 80 percent going to fixing asset failures. This situation

it maintenance costs cut  in the Loop with Closed-Loop Diagnostics and Unlock the Door to Profitable Maintenance US companies spend approximately $300 billion (USD) annually on asset maintenance and operations, with 80 percent going to fixing asset failures. This situation can now be drastically improved with the advent of enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions that incorporate closed-loop diagnostics. This best-of-breed maintenance functionality extends the boundaries of traditional software by providing specialized Read More
Alternative Software Support and Maintenance Options
Smart companies are investigating all possible software support and maintenance (S&M) options. Alternative software S&M is not for all businesses, but it seems

it maintenance costs cut  Enterprises have choices when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers. Several, less costly options exist for any company that is considering discontinuing S&M for an application. For more background on software maintenance and support, please see Will User Enterprises Ever Get onto an Easy (Support and Maintenance) Street? , Support and Maintenance: No Longer the Software Industry''s Best Kept Secret ? , What Is the Value Proposition of Support and Maintenance? , and What Are the 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 maintenance costs cut  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
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 maintenance costs cut  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
IT Service Management-A Road Map for Success
Although information technology service management (ITSM) is not a new discipline, many organizations have yet to adopt it as a part of their IT service

it maintenance costs cut  have yet to adopt it as a part of their IT service improvement strategy. To be successful, businesses must start by building a custom road map. Read about how focusing on long-term, strategic objectives—including a realized return on investment (ROI)—can greatly improve your IT service delivery and support. 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 maintenance costs cut  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
IDC MarketScape: Worldwide IT Education and Training 2012 Vendor Analysis
This study assesses key technology vendors participating in the IT education market as a line of business (LOB) to support the sale of their technologies. Based

it maintenance costs cut  MarketScape: Worldwide IT Education and Training 2012 Vendor Analysis This study assesses key technology vendors participating in the IT education market as a line of business (LOB) to support the sale of their technologies. Based on IDC''s research, observations, and interviews with many of the key participants in the market, this document provides several dozen practices or approaches to successfully building, maintaining, and growing a training business. Know the key research findings. Read More
Attenda''s IT Service Management Platform: Attenda M.O. - An Overview
Businesses today demand that their information technology (IT) functions deliver certainty, confidence, and agility while improving efficiency. This white paper

it maintenance costs cut  s IT Service Management Platform: Attenda M.O. - An Overview Businesses today demand that their information technology (IT) functions deliver certainty, confidence, and agility while improving efficiency. This white paper explains how Attenda provides a way for businesses to achieve their IT goals while avoiding the pitfalls of wholesale outsourcing or uncontrolled consumption of public cloud 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 maintenance costs cut  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

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