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The Three Types of Maintenance

List and define three types of maintenance. Which is the most frequent form of maintenance? Why? What can the systems analyst do to reduce this form?
How does systems maintenance and support differ? How does implementing a maintenance change differ from developing a new system?? How are they similar?

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Three types of maintenance

List and define three types of maintenance.

1. Maintenance improvement - efforts to eliminate or reduce the need for maintenance by planning and eliminating the need at its source. In maintenance improvement, there is an emphasis on elimination of failures that will eventually require maintenance. This is a way of pre-acting rather than reacting.
2. Corrective maintenance - the common type of maintenance that are usually done which includes repairs, a way of fixing a problem.
3. Preventive maintenance - reduces or eliminates corrective or repair activities through performance of tasks that are intended to avoid premature damage to equipment and unscheduled downtime.

Which is the most frequent form of maintenance? Why? What can the systems analyst do to reduce this form?

The most common form of maintenance is the corrective maintenance because usually, people attend to equipments ...

Solution Summary

The solution defines the three types of maintenance, explains what is the most frequent form of maintenance and how a systems analyst can reduce its form. It also differentiates systems maintenance and support, maintenance change implementation and new system development. References are included.

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