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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...
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 maintenance costs cut  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...
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...
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...
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...
Application Lifecycle Maintenance
Lionbridge offers scalable application development and maintenance solutions that include custom software development, code enhancements, and legacy systems

it maintenance costs cut  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...
Bigfoot CMMS, Web-Based Maintenance Software


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Lean Asset Management--Is Preventive Maintenance Anti-Lean?
How can we determine the right maintenance strategy for a specific asset? To meet the objectives of lean, we need to evaluate the cost of failure in terms of

it maintenance costs cut  preventive maintenance tells us it is time to perform a maintenance routine, the question is, could we have waited or eliminated this routine without a negative impact on the asset''s ability to meet the business objectives? We cannot know what would have happened after the preventive maintenance routine was performed, however, the chart below reviews the business aspects of preventive maintenance by showing a series of situations for a specific asset. Each horizontal line begins with the asset''s previous 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...
Automotive Oracle ERP Customer Switches to Rimini Street’s Maintenance
Rimini Street, Inc., a vocal third-party maintenance and support provider for enterprise software, including SAP and Oracle Corporation’s Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD

it maintenance costs cut  Oracle ERP Customer Switches to Rimini Street’s Maintenance Rimini Street, Inc. , a  vocal third-party maintenance and support provider for enterprise software , including SAP and Oracle Corporation’s Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite (EBS), Oracle Database , and Hyperion software, recently announced that UCI International  has selected Rimini Street  to support its Oracle EBS applications to save substantial annual support fees. UCI International is a manufacturer and 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...
Big Data, Mobility, and Green IT: Innovations for Manufacturers and Distributors
Your business is in good company if it is considering big data, mobility, and/or green information technology (IT) solutions. Before making an investment

it maintenance costs cut  in good company if it is considering big data, mobility, and/or green information technology (IT) solutions. Before making an investment decision, however, it should evaluate its options relative to actual business strategies and operating requirements. Only then will it put itself in a position to make a well-informed investment decision. Download this article to learn more. 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 maintenance costs cut  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...

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