Comparing software and benchmarking

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Comparing software and benchmarking

  1. 1. Comparing software
  2. 2. Design• Does the software look pleasing to the eye.• Users won’t purchase software if it isn’t well set out and professional looking. User interface• Is the user interface easy to navigate and understand. Is the navigation clear and relevant.
  3. 3. Functions• Does the software do the tasks that will be required by the organisation. How does the quality of the finished IT projects match up.• How long does it take to produce the finished products?
  4. 4. Technical Capabilities• Does the license for the software allow multiple users. Does it allow for customisation?• Does the software allow password access? Is the data secure in the software?• Does the software require an internet connection for upgrades?• Will it run on the current operating systems and computer hardware (RAM, HDD, graphics cards etc)?
  5. 5. Ease of Use• Is it easy to use?• Are the staff familiar with it?• How much training would be required and how accessible is the training?
  6. 6. Benchmarking• Often when organisations are purchasing new software, hardware or ICT product (switch, website, database) they conduct benchmarking tests.• Essentially, benchmarking is testing a new piece of hardware, software or information system to see that it meets the industry standard or your minimum requirements.• For example before a company installs a new server they might review the products benchmark testing results or conduct their own on a borrowed server.
  7. 7. What can be benchmark tested• software• hardware• A network• A new website• An internet speedBenchmarking
  8. 8. What needs to be considered in benchmarking 1. Time it takes to do the task with the newsoftware/hardware/system 2. Money it costs to purchase and maintain the new software/hardware/system. 3. Quality of output the newhardware/software/system produces.
  9. 9. Basic Benchmarking• Benchmarking is• A proposed new technology and testing it against the industry standard and or the technology you have presently.
  10. 10. Basic Benchmarking• Benchmarking is• A proposed new technology and testing it against the industry standard and or the technology you have presently.

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