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  • Larry Covington United States of America user friendly procedures & user friendly equipment
    2014-12-22 04:12:44

  • Larry Covington United States of America consider cost analysis and user-friendly system
    2014-12-22 04:12:05

  • ESSOTOLOME BODJO China There may be different possible solutions available to the project team. The designers must decide which is the most appropriate choice for the particular system undergoing change. They may use a cost/benefit analysis to assist in evaluating alternate system configurations. Key criteria include a comparison of:
    2014-12-13 16:12:18

  • Stephen Diya Nigeria Good.
    2014-12-13 15:12:09

  • Caroline Omoro Kenya what criteria can be used to identify and evaluate the alternative systems?
    2014-11-26 12:11:39

  • Caroline Omoro Kenya It is important to evaluate the external systems configuration as there may be different possible solutions available to the project team.The key areas of comparison are costs (both implementation and on going), comparability of components and user friendliness of procedures and equipment.
    2014-11-26 12:11:01

  • Zinabie Tadesse Gebremedhin Ethiopia There may be different possible solutions available to the project team. The designers must decide which is the most appropriate choice for the particular system undergoing change. They may use a cost/benefit analysis to assist in evaluating alternate system configurations. Key criteria include a comparison of: • Cost (both at implementation and ongoing) • Compatibility of components (how well the proposed system will fit in with the existing system in terms of hardware and software) • User-friendliness of procedures • User-friendliness of equipment
    2014-11-26 10:11:02

  • lordford Oteng-Bonsu Ghana well understood.
    2014-11-25 02:11:29

  • Cyrus Wanjohi Kenya well understood
    2014-11-19 12:11:58

  • Cyrus Wanjohi Kenya There may be different possible solutions available to the project team. The designers must decide which is the most appropriate choice for the particular system undergoing change. They may use a cost/benefit analysis to assist in evaluating alternate system configurations. Key criteria include a comparison of: Cost (both at implementation and ongoing) Compatibility of components (how well the proposed system will fit in with the existing system in terms of hardware and software) User-friendliness of procedures User-friendliness of equipment
    2014-11-19 12:11:29

  • Janvier Nyandamu Rwanda the most appropriate choice should be based on; cost, compatibility of components, user-friendliness of procedures and user-friendliness of equipment.
    2014-11-11 09:11:56

  • Nothando Gumpo United Kingdom At this stage, There may be different possible solutions available to the project team. But the designers must decide which is the most appropriate choice for the particular system undergoing change. They may use a cost/benefit analysis to assist in evaluating alternate system configurations. Key criteria include a comparison of: Cost (both at implementation and ongoing) Compatibility of components (how well the proposed system will fit in with the existing system in terms of hardware and software) User-friendliness of procedures User-friendliness of equipment.
    2014-11-06 00:11:40

  • Assel Satpayeva Kazakhstan To implement the use/evaluation phase. To apply the following criteria: - efficiency (time, cost, effort) • effectiveness (timeliness, accuracy, relevance, completeness) • maintainability
    2014-10-29 05:10:28

  • Samuel Kofi Odoi Ghana What is the system design name given to the alternative system configurations?
    2014-10-20 09:10:27

  • Ralph Webster South Africa There may be different possible solutions available to the project team. The designers must decide which is the most appropriate choice for the particular system undergoing change. They may use a cost/benefit analysis to assist in evaluating alternate system configurations. Key criteria include a comparison of: Cost (both at implementation and ongoing) Compatibility of components (how well the proposed system will fit in with the existing system in terms of hardware and software) User-friendliness of procedures User-friendliness of equipment
    2014-10-19 10:10:26

  • George Ugim Nigeria after setting up a particular plan or routing, will it be wise to undertake an alternative system?
    2014-10-17 20:10:31

  • Shewangizaw Zenebe Ethiopia At this stage quality , time,cost and whether or not being user friendly of the project should be examined to get the intended result.
    2014-09-17 12:09:02

  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia Support of knowledge work A large proportion of work in an information society involves manipulating abstract information and knowledge, rather than directly processing, manufacturing, or delivering tangible materials. Such work is called knowledge work. Three general categories of information systems support such knowledge work: professional support systems, office information systems, and knowledge management systems. Professional support systems Professional support systems offer the facilities needed to perform tasks specific to a given profession. For example, automotive engineers use computer-aided engineering (CAE) software together with “virtual reality” systems to design and test new models for fuel efficency, handling, and passenger protection before producing prototypes, and later they use CAE in the design and analysis of physical tests. Biochemists use special three-dimensional modeling software to visualize the molecular structure and probable effect of new drugs before investing in lengthy clinical tests. Investment bankers often employ financial software to calculate the expected rewards and potential risks of various investment strategies. Indeed, specialized support systems are now available for most professions. Office information systems The main objectives of office information systems are to facilitate communication and collaboration between the members of an organization and to facilitate them between organizations. Placing an organization's documents and messages in an electronic format—which can be classified, indexed, and stored for easy retrieval—enables individuals to access information on demand. One type of office information system, known as a workflow system, is used to route relevant documents automatically to all appropriate individuals for their contribution. Other types of office information systems handle digital messages in the form of electronic mail, facsimile, and voice mail. Another category of office information systems allows different individuals to work simultaneously on a shared project by using networked computers. Known as groupware, such systems accomplish this by continually sending updated documents—such as business proposals, new designs, or progress reports—to each collaborator's computer. These individuals and their computers need not be located in the same office or even the same building. Groupware is usually deployed over an intranet, a private network that is closed to the general public, and is often accessed by using software originally developed for the Internet. Knowledge management systems Knowledge management systems provide a means to assemble and act on the knowledge accumulated throughout an organization. Such knowledge may include the texts and images contained in patents, design methods, best practices, competitor intelligence, and similar sources. Organizational knowledge is often tacit, rather than explicit, so these systems must also direct users to members of the organization with special expertise. Access to an organization's knowledge is often provided via an intranet equipped with specialized search software. The next section, Management support, describes how information systems are used to assemble reports and reach executive decisions.
    2014-07-20 20:07:45

  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia Support of knowledge work A large proportion of work in an information society involves manipulating abstract information and knowledge, rather than directly processing, manufacturing, or delivering tangible materials. Such work is called knowledge work. Three general categories of information systems support such knowledge work: professional support systems, office information systems, and knowledge management systems. Professional support systems Professional support systems offer the facilities needed to perform tasks specific to a given profession. For example, automotive engineers use computer-aided engineering (CAE) software together with “virtual reality” systems to design and test new models for fuel efficency, handling, and passenger protection before producing prototypes, and later they use CAE in the design and analysis of physical tests. Biochemists use special three-dimensional modeling software to visualize the molecular structure and probable effect of new drugs before investing in lengthy clinical tests. Investment bankers often employ financial software to calculate the expected rewards and potential risks of various investment strategies. Indeed, specialized support systems are now available for most professions. Office information systems The main objectives of office information systems are to facilitate communication and collaboration between the members of an organization and to facilitate them between organizations. Placing an organization's documents and messages in an electronic format—which can be classified, indexed, and stored for easy retrieval—enables individuals to access information on demand. One type of office information system, known as a workflow system, is used to route relevant documents automatically to all appropriate individuals for their contribution. Other types of office information systems handle digital messages in the form of electronic mail, facsimile, and voice mail. Another category of office information systems allows different individuals to work simultaneously on a shared project by using networked computers. Known as groupware, such systems accomplish this by continually sending updated documents—such as business proposals, new designs, or progress reports—to each collaborator's computer. These individuals and their computers need not be located in the same office or even the same building. Groupware is usually deployed over an intranet, a private network that is closed to the general public, and is often accessed by using software originally developed for the Internet. Knowledge management systems Knowledge management systems provide a means to assemble and act on the knowledge accumulated throughout an organization. Such knowledge may include the texts and images contained in patents, design methods, best practices, competitor intelligence, and similar sources. Organizational knowledge is often tacit, rather than explicit, so these systems must also direct users to members of the organization with special expertise. Access to an organization's knowledge is often provided via an intranet equipped with specialized search software. The next section, Management support, describes how information systems are used to assemble reports and reach executive decisions.
    2014-07-20 20:07:34

  • Jones Hanungu Munang'andu Zambia Support of knowledge work A large proportion of work in an information society involves manipulating abstract information and knowledge, rather than directly processing, manufacturing, or delivering tangible materials. Such work is called knowledge work. Three general categories of information systems support such knowledge work: professional support systems, office information systems, and knowledge management systems. Professional support systems Professional support systems offer the facilities needed to perform tasks specific to a given profession. For example, automotive engineers use computer-aided engineering (CAE) software together with “virtual reality” systems to design and test new models for fuel efficency, handling, and passenger protection before producing prototypes, and later they use CAE in the design and analysis of physical tests. Biochemists use special three-dimensional modeling software to visualize the molecular structure and probable effect of new drugs before investing in lengthy clinical tests. Investment bankers often employ financial software to calculate the expected rewards and potential risks of various investment strategies. Indeed, specialized support systems are now available for most professions. Office information systems The main objectives of office information systems are to facilitate communication and collaboration between the members of an organization and to facilitate them between organizations. Placing an organization's documents and messages in an electronic format—which can be classified, indexed, and stored for easy retrieval—enables individuals to access information on demand. One type of office information system, known as a workflow system, is used to route relevant documents automatically to all appropriate individuals for their contribution. Other types of office information systems handle digital messages in the form of electronic mail, facsimile, and voice mail. Another category of office information systems allows different individuals to work simultaneously on a shared project by using networked computers. Known as groupware, such systems accomplish this by continually sending updated documents—such as business proposals, new designs, or progress reports—to each collaborator's computer. These individuals and their computers need not be located in the same office or even the same building. Groupware is usually deployed over an intranet, a private network that is closed to the general public, and is often accessed by using software originally developed for the Internet. Knowledge management systems Knowledge management systems provide a means to assemble and act on the knowledge accumulated throughout an organization. Such knowledge may include the texts and images contained in patents, design methods, best practices, competitor intelligence, and similar sources. Organizational knowledge is often tacit, rather than explicit, so these systems must also direct users to members of the organization with special expertise. Access to an organization's knowledge is often provided via an intranet equipped with specialized search software. The next section, Management support, describes how information systems are used to assemble reports and reach executive decisions.
    2014-07-20 20:07:21

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