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Comments about The implementation phase - The Implementation Phase: acquisition of new equipment (hardware and software)

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  • Ralph Webster South Africa As part of the system design process, there may have been the requirement for new equipment (hardware and software) or upgrading of the existing equipment. As part of the planning for the implementation process, this new equipment must be obtained. While this sounds a simple task, it can often be a long and tiresome process. For a large company, upgrading a system may involve replacing hundreds of PCs - and if the hardware is to be upgraded, there may be a number of different parts required for the different models of computers - all of which have to be sourced. Software might need to be purchased "off-the-shelf" then modified or custom-written to suit the specific needs of the system. Depending upon the organisation, there might also be further company or statutory requirements to follow. For example, a Victorian Government Department would not be able to just go out and buy the equipment they need - they would need to conduct a tender. These sorts of requirements may slow the process down. It is very important that this phase of the process is handled properly. This is for a number of reasons - obviously there is the expense of the equipment, but there are also other issues - if there are going to be a hundred new PCs for example, they will need to be stored from the time the company receives them to the time the system is actually implemented. In order to do this the company would have to have available a reasonably large storage facility. If it were a chain of stores that was upgrading their computer system, the new computers would need to be delivered to the appropriate stores as they were ready to be upgraded. In addition, new software would have to be tested for compatibility and to ensure that it was capable of handling the tasks required by the users of the system. This process requires careful planning to ensure the smooth introduction of the new system. In addition to acquiring new equipment, the old equipment must be dealt with as well. It will be necessary to determine the most appropriate course of action for this - disposal, sale or redeployment within the organisation. Either way, there will be company or statutory requirements that will need to be followed that are similar to those that were followed when purchasing equipment. It is important that the acquisition of equipment is timed to allow for the smooth introduction of the new system. Exactly how this will require the delivery of the equipment will vary from system to system, however, careful planning at this point will save significant time and effort later.
    2014-10-20 09:10:47

  • George Fragos Greece old equipment will be stored for a time period?
    2014-10-02 07:10:41

  • Shewangizaw Zenebe Ethiopia Would adjustment of space enable to perform in an effective and efficient manner?
    2014-09-18 13:09:35

  • ANNETTE ROBINSON United States of America Would you need to consider space for the old computers as well or will the space offset when the new ones are replaced?
    2014-09-09 17:09:16

    • Esther Temitope Folorunso Ghana Space planning may be required depending on the size of the old ones.
      2014-09-15 18:09:14
  • Mulalo Nengwenda South Africa what is the best way of dealing with old equipment
    2014-08-20 11:08:38

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan It would be planned whether to disposed or resale.
      2014-08-26 12:08:09
  • 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 21:07:45

  • 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 21:07:32

  • 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 21:07:20

  • 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 21:07:06

  • 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 21:07:38

  • ToeToe Aung Singapore What are the detail planning of the implementation process?
    2014-06-29 17:06:14

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan For right decision to be taken so that positive result is obtained.
      2014-08-26 12:08:23
  • Satu Korhonen Finland Why is the planning of updating hardware and software important?
    2014-06-26 19:06:30

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan It helps in bring desired system change in project development.
      2014-08-26 12:08:26
    • Tiago Monteiro Belgium This planning is important to improve the work quality, in terms of providing new output data which sometimes is requested by the customer.
      2014-07-12 16:07:34
    • Andre Rishi United States of America The planning of updating hardware and software is important because the implementation of the new hardware and software could potentially affect numerous people such as staff and customers. If the planning of new hardware and software implementation is poorly done or not done at all, then this could end up costing the company more money due to unforeseen budget overruns and other negative fallout that may occur due to poor or no planning when it comes to updating hardware and/or software. It could also lead to a loss in sales or even customer/client abandonment if customers and/or clients are affected negatively by poor planning of the hardware and software upgrades. Planning, when it comes to updating a company's hardware or software, is vitally important. Poor planning could have devastating affects to a company's reputation and bottom line.
      2014-07-04 14:07:27
  • Reza Abbasi Iran It slows the speed of the process of doing the bidding of the purchase?
    2014-06-22 17:06:15

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Yes and that is the nature of process of implementation things can not be done in hurry slow but sure is better.
      2014-08-26 12:08:42
  • Reza Abbasi Iran It slows the speed of the process of doing the bidding of the purchase?
    2014-06-20 14:06:26

  • Reza Abbasi Iran Is it necessary to upgrade and update old equipment?
    2014-06-20 14:06:39

    • Yai Deng Yai South Sudan Yes.
      2014-08-26 12:08:02
    • Andre Rishi United States of America It is necessary to update or upgrade the old equipment only if the old equipment will not meet the needs to fulfill the new requirements that will be needed by the new system.
      2014-07-04 13:07:09
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