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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
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
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
An Integrated Maintenance and Logistics Solution for Defense
Today’s defense industry needs maintenance and logistics software that increases the self-sustainability of weapons systems and allows system operators to

it operating and maintenance cost  Electronic Technical Manual (IETM). It provides soldiers with all of the diagnostic, service and repair information needed to support a combat vehicle or weapon system while in the field. Source : Enigma Resources Related to An Integrated Maintenance and Logistics Solution for Defense : Logistics (Wikipedia) An Integrated Maintenance and Logistics Solution for Defense Maintenance and Logistics Solution is also known as : Logistics Solution , Total Logistics Solutions , Logistics Software , Logistics 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 operating and maintenance cost  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
Drink-IT
Drink-IT@ is a modular software suite that is intended mainly for producers and distribution centers in the beverage industry, such as breweries, specialized

it operating and maintenance cost  IT Drink-IT® is a modular software suite that is intended mainly for producers and distribution centers in the beverage industry, such as breweries, specialized beverage wholesalers, and beverage producers. Drink-IT enables them to cover all enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) processes in one integrated solution. Drink-IT enables companies to make informed decisions in production and quality management, logistics, sales, and promotions, and helps them 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
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 operating and maintenance cost  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
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
A Business Risk Approach to IT Governance
As corporate IT infrastructure increases in size and complexity, corporations are recognizing the need for a better mechanism for assessing IT’s role and

it operating and maintenance cost  Business Risk Approach to IT Governance As corporate IT infrastructure increases in size and complexity, corporations are recognizing the need for a better mechanism for assessing IT’s role and alignment to the key corporate initiatives. What began as a series of best practices has evolved into the field known as IT governance. This white paper is for business and technical people and introduces the key concepts and challenges with IT governance and the IT governance solution provided by IBM. 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
What Are the Support and Maintenance Options?
Enterprise software licensees do have a choice when it comes to software support and maintenance (S&M) providers, with several, less expensive options existing

it operating and maintenance cost  have several choices when it comes to software S&M providers. Any company considering terminating S&M of an application product should first talk to its current vendor to fully understand its options, which are as follows: Continue the status quo —a user company can always continue to pay the maintenance fee to the vendor, meaning the user enterprise can defer its decision to discontinue S&M each year, especially if the user company is expecting some tangible value by remaining on the contract. For Read More
Aftereffects of Recession on IT Investment: Building a Robust IT Investment Model
The global economic recession has put immense pressure on companies to cut costs—particularly IT-related expenditure. Companies were often forced to run only a

it operating and maintenance cost  of Recession on IT Investment: Building a Robust IT Investment Model The global economic recession has put immense pressure on companies to cut costs—particularly IT-related expenditure. Companies were often forced to run only a few projects with regulatory impact and immovable deadlines, proceeding against very lean budgets. Recently, key economies such as the US and China have started to show signs of recovery. Learn more about how the recession has had an impact on IT investment. Read More
Best Practices and Processes for Improving the Business Value of IT
Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their

it operating and maintenance cost  the Business Value of IT Understanding, measuring, and managing against return on investment of a company’s IT investment (ROIT) enables IT leaders to quantitatively frame their contribution to the business and justify initiatives they seek to undertake. Read about concrete practices, processes, and recommendations to drive ROIT investment via key areas for improvement, the value of improvement, and guidelines for evaluating potential projects. Read More

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