Cutting IT and Application Support Costs

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With budgets under pressure companies must look at ways to reduce IT costs. User support is a prime candidate for scrutiny, because it takes up a significant proportion of the budget. Putting in place a coherent, adaptable learning culture helps to ensure your support costs are minimized and employees remain productive. But there is no one-size-fits-all model. To achieve maximum impact at minimum cost, a variety of tools and approaches aligned overall with company goals will be needed. But the reward is clear—a highly effective workforce that makes fewer costly mistakes, and has a vastly reduced reliance on your Help Desk.

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Selecting ERP for Oil and Gas Industry Contractors and Vendors

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