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Most companies can work faultlessly many years their software currently used.” In such a case, it is even better with alternative maintenance concepts may be because many users require expensive support which does not detects manufacturers such as Ray Wang, founding partner of the altimeter group. Third-party maintenance encounters great interest not only users, but also provider page: so far the huge maintenance market is firmly in the hands of the respective quasi monopoly. The best-known provider of for example SAP third maintenance should be Rimini Street, Inc., which offers third-party support since 2005. But even large SAP system integrators according to Dr. Stefan Ried e.g.

Siemens IT solutions, IBM Global Services, Wipro or Tata offer third-party maintenance. I’ve been watching but, that foreign service providers long need to understand the local mentality”, as Williams. Here, I see great potential for German Providers.”a sustainable IT strategy is also about to make regardless of the future price development and release policy of major manufacturers”, explains Williams. Alone the knowledge to the option of third-party maintenance can lead to an optimized IT environment with lower maintenance costs.” 1. the surveys were made of black consulting, Nuremberg, and in the 07-08/2010, S IT-Mittelstand. 44-45, published. 2. very interesting interview with Dr.

Stefan Ried can be found under SME /… Short profile Starfish IT Forum that Starfish IT is Forum an interest community of software users from Germany. We improve the IT organization of over 2 million employees. Three years big and not so big players come together in a variety of locations from all over Germany, because it combines a problem: the cost-effective management of software licenses despite possible dependence on suppliers with monopoly-like behavior. The starfish IT Forum is the ideal platform To find like-minded people, to exchange experiences, to analyse problems and to solve. Through the formation of a strong community. For example a shopping community. Or develop common strategies for dealing with software companies. Or simply replace licenses with each other. There are many ideas that can save money in the future, for everyone involved. On the starfish Forum they are born and implemented.