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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 operating and maintenance cost  do? What happens if it fails (for example, no impact versus catastrophic)? What''s the most cost-effective maintenance program required (such as reactive, PM, or PdM)? A few of the more sophisticated CMMS packages will assist in determining and documenting some or all of the answers to these questions. Examples of the type of data collected and analyzed include the following: operating context for the asset being analyzed (e.g., a water cooling system maintains water between forty to forty-five degrees 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 operating and maintenance cost  corporate management in general. It is common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per unit operating costs. Executives often lose sight of this because they focus on output, not on the assets used to create it. As one CFO put it, Companies care about how many widgets they make, not the widget machine. The irony is that companies can use asset performance management in implementing lean maintenance techniques not only to make more widgets, but to make each 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 operating and maintenance cost  changes in the underlying IT infrastructure (that is, supported databases, operating systems, application servers, etc.). Depending on the infrastructure in place, this could be of significant value to some companies. Yet others may be unwilling to pay their vendors to port the software onto a new operating system (OS) or a new server platform if the value the software provides has not really changed. These companies might be willing to pay their vendors for more functionality that drives additional Read More...
Supply Chain Cost-cutting Strategies
Process industries (chemicals, food and beverage, oil and gas, etc.) face rising manufacturing and logistics costs. And they’re finding that the old strategies

it operating and maintenance cost  IT cost cutting | IT cost reduction | chain cost | allocation cost cost cutting | annual cost cost cutting | building cost cost cutting | business cost cost cutting | calculating cost cost cutting | capital cost cost cutting | cost accounting cost cutting | cost analysis cost cutting | cost average cost cutting | cost benefits cost cutting | cost calculate cost cutting | cost calculation cost cutting | cost comparison cost cutting | business cost cutting | project cost cutting | cost estimate cost 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 operating and maintenance cost  changes in the underlying IT infrastructure (databases, operating systems, etc.) For this group, they shared a stable platform. Depending on the infrastructure in place, this could be a significant value to some companies. Insurance policy One IT executive stated that she saw the maintenance agreement as an insurance policy. She did not know what could happen, but she felt that paying the maintenance bill lowered the IT risk for her company. Clearly, this value is a function of how any one company looks 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 operating and maintenance cost  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...
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 operating and maintenance cost  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...
IT Asset Management: Saving Money, Reducing Risk
Managing IT assets is a vital corporate function—and a source of potential liability if not performed properly. By effectively managing IT assets, businesses

it operating and maintenance cost  Money, Reducing Risk Managing IT assets is a vital corporate function—and a source of potential liability if not performed properly. By effectively managing IT assets, businesses can be assured that each IT dollar has been well spent. With an asset management solution, your IT staff can monitor application usage and budgets more accurately, and improve in-house IT support and performance—resulting in greater efficiency and reduced costs. Read More...
IT Service Delivery: From Basic Automation through to Managed Services
Service companies that want to thrive need to find a better way to deliver services and run their business. Automating IT services is the answer, and it should

it operating and maintenance cost  run their business. Automating IT services is the answer, and it should be the immediate goal of any company that aims to stay in business as market pressures increase. Looking beyond basic automation, becoming a managed services provider (MSP) should be the long-term goal. Discover ways to ensure your service company''s survival in today’s competitive IT services market. Read More...
Outsourcing--IT Infrastructure RFI/RFP Template
Employee Information,IT Facility and Data Center Operation,Distributed Technology Operation,Network and Communications Service,Business Continuity and

it operating and maintenance cost  RFI/RFP Template Employee Information, IT Facility and Data Center Operation, Distributed Technology Operation, Network and Communications Service, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, Security, Certifications and Accreditations, Client Experience, Business Flexibility Read More...
IT Services(2)
Wipro''s IT solution and services include IT infrastructure systems integration, information systems

it operating and maintenance cost  Services(2) Wipro''s IT solution and services include IT infrastructure systems integration, information systems outsourcing, package implementation, software application development and maintenance, and research development. Read More...
Beating IT Recession Blues
IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT

it operating and maintenance cost  IT Recession Blues IT spending is often an issue for companies, but in difficult economic times it’s even more important to see what benefit IT can bring to the business. But IT investments are most effective when they improve business performance. Find out the degree to which organizations in the United Kingdom (UK) understand what IT is doing for their businesses, and in particular how some companies measure this and benefit from it. Read More...
Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference
IT managers, under increasing pressure to align their activities and spending with the strategic objectives of the enterprise, need to find new ways to raise

it operating and maintenance cost  IT Managers Can Make a Difference Proactive IT Managers Can Make a Difference Featured Author - William R. Friend* - May 14, 2004 Introduction In the back of every CIO''s mind at the time of the annual performance review are two questions: Do I run an IT shop that is aligned with the requirements of our business? and Are the IT projects we are doing generating an acceptable return on investment? In the short term, the more expedient CIO might just try to align IT results with the expectations Read More...
Evaluating the Total Cost of Network Ownership
The upfront expenses of a network comprise only 19% of the total cost. The remaining 81% can sneak up on bank management, often unaware of some subtle TCO

it operating and maintenance cost  unbudgeted costs of an IT component throughout its lifecycle. The lifecycle of a network occurs in five stages: Design. The IT department evaluates needs, industry standards, and current technology. Acquire. This phase involves acquisition, configuration, and distribution services, as well as asset management. Integrate. The system is installed, and the project continually managed. Training and support plans are established. Support. Help desk services, maintenance support, and disaster recovery plans Read More...
Should It Be Renamed ''Unobtainium''?
Reports indicate that Intel will delay the release of its 64-bit ''Itanium'' processor yet again.

it operating and maintenance cost  It Be Renamed ''Unobtainium''? Should It Be Renamed ''Unobtainium''? R. Krause - August 2, 2000 Event Summary Intel executives have said in a financial briefing during July that Intel will push back the release of its 64-bit Itanium processor (formerly known as Merced ), recently slated for October, 2000, by a quarter. This means the first Itanium-based products should not arrive until early in 2001 - somewhat later than the original schedule of 1999. The first products are expected to be servers and Read More...

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