Ensure your new IT system or project is a success

Measure the Success of a new IT system

When you have an idea for a new piece of software or system – be it written in house or purchased – the first thing you should do is to define what "success" is, and how you are going to measure it.

Many businesses will purchase a system on the back of a need or requirement but that is as far as it goes - the business needs it so we must buy it. They fail to define what "success" would look like, never mind how they would measure it and determine whether it was a good use of finances. 

How will you know whether your money was well spent? If you don't know, there's a good chance it wasn't, and worse still you’re likely to make the same mistake again.

But how would you measure a new system?

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Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Definition

Disaster Recovery:

Disaster recovery is the process, policies and procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of a business's operations critical to an organization after a natural or human-induced disaster. REACTIVE!

Business Continuity:

Business continuity is the activity performed by an organization to ensure that critical business functions will be available to customers, suppliers, regulators, and other entities that must have access to those functions. Business continuity is not something implemented at the time of a disaster; Business Continuity refers to those activities performed daily to maintain and ensure continued service, consistency, and recoverability. PROACTIVE!


Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are the most under rated of business issues. The problem is especially difficult because it is a universal human tendency to downplay the importance of future risks whose arrival and

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Digital Strategy or Noise?

In the always connected internet era of today businesses are constantly inundated with data and channels of communication – blogs, corporate websites, social media, wikis, etc….. This is the digital age that we have all come to know as consumers and what we need to understand as businesses.

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