|Topics:||single point of contact, multi-platform maintenance, multi-vendor maintenance, asset management, service contract management, maintenance Integration, software support|
|Tags:||post warranty support, IT product life-cycle, IT product retention, IT product longevity, cost effective IT support, IT savings, third party IT support|
||Keep More of Your Cash on the Balance Sheet
Through non-OEM (third party)
Support Alternatives and Deferred Capital Investment.
In a recessionary economy, companies are reexamining expenses against a smaller bottom line and actively looking for savings throughout the IT organization.
IT departments are increasingly under pressure to justify:
This white paper details how OEM maintenance and regular IT hardware expenditures negatively affect the bottom line when viewed through the alternative approach of non-OEM (third party) support and maintenance, combined with deferred capital expenditures in computer hardware.
By examining IT support and maintenance expenditures at a theoretical company (based an actual examples), the paper illustrates savings versus expenses over a post warranty three-year period.
Significant savings of 40% to 60% are realized in the example, not only in non-OEM (third party) support and maintenance, but also in the deferment of CAPx for new equipment.
Other factors are also cited as reasons for CAPx deferment, such as Moore's law, which states that computing equipment gets exponentially faster and less expensive each year.
The implications demonstrate that considerable savings can be realized by many IT departments in both maintenance and support by deferring CAPx investments. These substantial savings are particularly attractive and worthy of further consideration in the current - or any - economy.
Format: PDF Date: February 17, 2010 Length: 8 Pages Illustrations: 8