Category: 02 – Management of Existing and Future Technologies

  • Legacy Systems

    Since Internet became accepted technology, systems developed pre-Internet could be deemed legacy. Organisations may have legacy systems as they have invested in them and may still be critical to operations. May be old or outdated technologies – can have specific requirements e.g. skill sets or support which could bring increased cost.

  • Technology Acceptance Model

    Commonly used for evaluating technologies. Uses criteria “perceived usefulness” and “perceived ease of use” to model how technology may be accepted in organisation.

  • Implementation of New Technologies

    Many areas to consider when planning implementation of new technologies. Link to business strategy – most important – how will new tech link to business strategy? Business strategy – statement of organisations goals and objectives.┬áNew acquisitions must contribute toward this. Technology needs to be considered in terms of: If it has new functionality, then functionality…

  • Areas to Consider When Upgrading Technology

    Considerations when upgrading technology: What is the upgrade? Fix issue(s) in current technology Is issue impacting organisation? Is there new functionality? If so, is it required now or in future? Has support been removed for previous versions? Support for older technology only lasts for a certain time Are there dependent upgrades required? Is need to…

  • Upgrades to existing Technology

    I.T. infrastructure has various range of technologies to support components, such as software, middleware, hardware and network tech. Each piece of technology bought at different times to address different issues. Investment made can be quite significant. Any upgrade/changes to existing tech needs to be considered in terms of the investment already made and the potential…