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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

reduce maintenance cost it  with software license agreements; reduce your legal exposure and business risk. SaaS: The Business Case for On-Demand Services In the past, companies were tied to installing new solutions and applications at their own sites, putting a strain on budgets and increasing the burden on already overworked IT personnel. But today, the landscape is changing as more and more organizations opt for ondemand solutions, also known as| software as a service (SaaS) . With on-demand solutions, companies can “rent” a 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

reduce maintenance cost it  By doing so, you''ll reduce transcription errors, lower the staffing requirements for data entry, and improve access to up-to-the-minute information throughout your organization. Ask about the latest technology In order to stay competitive and efficient, you''ll need a system that works with the latest technologies. Ask yourself which technologies are important to your organization. For example, if you use bar code scanners to support your infrastructure, make sure your service and maintenance applications Read More...
If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It!!!
“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If this proverb were applied in today’s operations, every organization would be in a reactive mode of maintenance and work

reduce maintenance cost it  time. This can help reduce the overall manufacturing cost, maintenance cost, and present a clear portrait of equipment investments. Secondly, the work order management module is needed to create, plan, and schedule resources with appropriate documentation and training in order for all tasks to be executed and completed based on planned and scheduled requirements. By doing so, an organization will become more proactive by bringing efficiency to equipment and expanding the lifecycle of its assets. Thirdly, 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.

reduce maintenance cost it  you more value or reduce the price? Discontinue If either of the above options are acceptable or fail to provide an acceptable value proposition, you can always discontinue the maintenance agreement. A key question, that vendors typically do not like to discuss, is how expensive it will be to go back on maintenance if you decide to drop it. Some will say that you cannot go back on maintenance, but the phrase money talks is a key one to remember. Most vendors will allow you to go back on maintenance if y 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

reduce maintenance cost it  IT initiative is to reduce software costs in any way possible. S&M, which consumes one-third of all software costs, becomes a logical line item to consider when reducing costs. IT entitlement costs, such as enterprise software maintenance, have (at some companies) soared to a record average of 70 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 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

reduce maintenance cost it  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...
Epicor Shows Resilience When It Needs It The Most
By stemming the tide of hefty losses of past years now amid possibly the most difficult market situation, Epicor might be showing us that ''calamity is the

reduce maintenance cost it  Shows Resilience When It Needs It The Most Epicor Shows Resilience When It Needs It The Most P.J. Jakovljevic - August 30, 2001 Event Summary On August 1, Epicor Software Corporation (NASDAQ: EPIC), one of leading providers of integrated enterprise and e-Business software solutions solely for the mid-market, reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2001. Total revenues for the quarter were $46.3 million, a 19.5% decline compared to $57.5 million for Q2 2000. Software Read More...
Managing IT in a Downturn: Beyond Cost-cutting
During a downturn economy, the IT department is often among the first to be hit with senior executives’ cost-cutting initiatives. Yet in some instances, IT

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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

reduce maintenance cost it  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...
ITIL v3: Supporting the Evolution of IT Effectiveness for Improved IT Operations
IT is often characterized as distinct groups pursuing individual agendas and launching disconnected initiatives to increase operational efficiencies. To

reduce maintenance cost it  experts managing assets to reduce disruptions to the business. With ITIL v2, the notion of ITSM came to fruition. IT was seen as a service provider-separate from the business-that focused on the quality and efficiency of IT processes. Today, with ITIL v3, the focus is on service management -as distinct from IT service management. The emphasis falls on business needs, not IT needs. To help the business realize strategic objectives, IT needs to be fully aligned and integrated with the rest of the Read More...
Missing PDF Fonts: Why It Happens and What You Can Do About It
Fonts are the essential elements of any portable document format (PDF) file, but are often taken for granted by most readers. But what if you are a developer

reduce maintenance cost it  embedding all fonts would reduce many development woes. The main drawbacks to full font embedding are file size and licensing issues. Every embedded font makes the document larger, especially if it contains Chinese, Japanese, or Korean (CJK) fonts, which can be problematic. In fact, CJK fonts are rarely fully embedded due to their large character sets. Also, fully embedded fonts can be extracted and used outside of the PDF file. As a result, this font extraction can create the potential of unlimited font 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

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Reducing Operational Risk of IT Service in Finance
An overview for CIOs of the provision and management of IT services at a level that addresses the risk management issues raised by the Basel Committee''s New

reduce maintenance cost it  Sigma to quantify and reduce risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal services of IT applications. This paper deals with the following issues: The risk management issues raised by Basel II need to have solutions in place during 2004 (allowing sufficient time for testing). The challenges of managing e-banking environments, many of which have been highlighted by the Basel Committee?s Electronic Banking Group (EBG) . Improving quality of IT service in critical to quality business areas to lo Read More...
Progressive IT Management Strategies: The IT manager’s 360-degree view of business
The New CIO Business Leader and Change Management ExpertToday’s chief information officer (CIO) not only has to be knowledgeable about technology, but

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