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Taking Measures for True Success: How to Choose Software That Meets Your Needs
Taking Measures for True Success: How to Choose Software That Meets Your Needs. Download Whitepaper on Software That Meets Your Needs. A failed software implementation can cost companies millions in wasted time and money. To ensure your software selection project isn’t a sorry statistic, use the right metrics to gauge your success. Time, budget, and functionality aren’t enough--focus your efforts on requirements analysis and definition. Take measures to ensure your software meets your needs, and discover how to perform accurate requirements analysis.
: often difficult to accurately determine due to companies reluctance to publicize failed projects. Or maybe you ve already come across the startling statistic that two thirds of software selection projects are unlikely to deliver a successful outcome. Is the success of a software selection and implementation project really nothing more than a happy accident, and almost completely beyond your ability to control it? Why is the rate of failure so high? One main factor Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC) has
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2008 Software Re solutions » The TEC Blog
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Global Software Integration: Why Do So Many Projects Fail?
Compare your choices concerning Global Software Integration.To meet all your needs, download our Free whitepaper. The IT field is littered with failed global software integration sagas. The many reasons for these failures include mismatched capabilities, geographical requirements, and project technical management deficiencies. Global software projects should start with in-depth analysis of features and functions, so the software’s capabilities meet corporate requirements. Find out how to avoid a failed software integration project.
: unit cost can be determined based on a completed implementation across all users. The early adopter then only pays their cost based on usage and they are not penalized for being first. Some creativity and political effort is often required to take this step but it is well worth the aggravation. The final ingredient in maximizing the potential for a successful implementation is choosing the person with the broadest business, operations and technical knowledge to oversee the project. The individual most
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to base your evaluations. Furthermore, we’re working with more software vendors than ever through our certification program , where TEC verifies the solution’s ability to address real-world business processes as represented in TEC’s request for information (RFI) completed by the vendor. I invite you to try TEC Advisor now to test the newest features for yourself. Use the Special Access Key byebyebeta for a free 5-hour trial of the application. As always, please let us know what you think!
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The 7 Deadly Sins of Software Selection » The TEC Blog
the immediate cost. The long-term cost? Just ask Hershey [PDF download]. Deadly Software Selection Sin #2: Failing to get user buy-in. The Harold Camping sin: As anyone who watches television knows, “enough belief in something will actually cause things to happen” (source: Clap Your Hands If You Believe ). Sadly for Camping, however, his brand of theology failed to garner the support of a number of believers, including the Protestant and Catholic churches, thus undermining Camping’s inevitable fal
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Process Manufacturing Software: A Primer
This article defines process manufacturing; discusses its formulation, packaging, and pricing issues; talks about interfaces; and provides cautions and caveats.
: provides cautions and caveats. Furthermore, these characteristics should be at the top of any software evaluation list. Defining Process The simplest and easiest-to-grasp definition of process manufacturing is that, once the output is produced, it cannot be distilled back to its basic components. In other words, once you put it together, you cannot take it apart. Think about it. Once you make a can of soda, you cannot return it back to its basic components such as carbonated water, citric acid, potassium
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Cobalt Releases Linux Clustering Software
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powering energy-efficient 4G cellular terminals, base stations, and digital broadcast transmitters. Nujira implemented the Omnify Empower PLM solution to gain better control over its engineering data and processes for printed circuit board (PCB) designs. The company was using a component management database that was initially sufficient for its needs, but as Nujira grew, it became inadequate to control information such as engineering change orders (ECOs) and product documentation. The company also had to
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: leads “to a longer term mood state that might last hours.” “I’m also very frustrated by people’s frustrations with computers.” The effects of software-based frustration are also not limited to the individual. In most cases, they engaged one or several other employees to either help solve the software issue or to be an emotional support. Either way, other staff members, as well as the initially frustrated employee, are accumulating unproductive time. “Computer Rage” is a term coined by the
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Paradoxes of Software Estimation
Software development has spawned an independent industry in its own right. But the processes of asking for service, offering service, and pricing are all somewhat haphazard. Perhaps it's time to focus efforts on resolving the key paradoxes of software estimation.
: to be in non-technical terms, and to facilitate comparison with other bids. This is the scenario: the negotiators want a universal norm that can be applied across platforms, across organizations, across technologies, and across the board. This is the crux of the software estimation concern. Paradox of Software Size There is ample literature on sizing software. Attempts have been made to measure software the way distance or weight is measured, or to find a unit of measure that is acceptable to all. The res
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