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An informal word for goods for sale.
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Alarmingly, the survey also reveals that these businesses are well aware that they are bloated with expensive shelfware. A third of all respondents indicated they are either dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with their current method for managing software licences and usage (almost half of large companies over $1 billion in revenues reported dissatisfaction).
"The cost of adding extra people to handle this will almost certainly be covered by the savings made from squeezing shelfware and negotiating lower software costs," he says.
ECM shelfware is still rampant due to challenges associated with measuring ROI.
This was a key lesson learned from previous process improvement efforts, many of which turned into "shelfware" when the implementing teams disbanded.
The remainder of this article reports on ongoing efforts to develop, use and learn from a set of tools that supports the software process engineer in the development, evolution, and support of organizational and project-specific software development process models that are intended to be more than shelfware. The scope of this article is limited to our study of the use of the software process management system (SPMS) in process model development.
The biggest example is shelfware. "Shelfware as a service is the concept of paying for a software subscription that is not being accessed by an end user," said Mr.
Rather than becoming shelfware, it tends to proliferate throughout an organization once its capabilities are demonstrated.
If the cultural change management has not been successful, it is quite likely that your new CASE technology will degenerate into shelfware within a couple of years.
That figure goes even higher if you add in 'shelfware'--that is, projects that are completed but nobody actually needed them or uses them.
The worse case scenario is you end up with shelfware. Vacantware.
Nothing is more expensive than shelfware, and being able to access the documents they need easily and quickly will encourage acceptance and encourage use while helping them work more efficiently.
Web conferencing seems to find increasing use in unexpected ways once it gets into an organization, in contrast to products that start off strong but later become shelfware because they are cumbersome or do not integrate well with a user's daily tasks.