ICT Strategy

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  • Created on: 26-09-17 20:02
What is an ICT Strategy?
A plan for developing ICT systems over a period of time, overall direction of organisation
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External Factors affecting ICT Strategy?
Compliance, Legislation
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Internal Factors affecting ICT Strategy?
Geography of Client, Legacy System, Available Finance, Business Goals
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What are the factors of a good business goal?
achievable, relevant,suitable time scale, specific aims, measurable
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What can buisness goals do for an organisation?
base on how company run day to day, motivational tool, evaluating success of projects, sense of direction for organisation
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What is a business goal?
a target which is set to aim for and actions within an organisation which can be focussed on
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What does avaible finance mean?
the finical case of an investment needs to be established clearly using cost benefitting techniques and finance may need to be saved to cover cost
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How can considering available finance can be useful?
large organisations have specialist finance who raise capital to fund development, small companies seek advice from finical advisors
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What is a legacy system?
use of older technology despite newer technology available due to costs
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What is needed for a local client base?
clients live locally e-commerce not needed, company can travel to clients
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What is needed for a wider client base?
profit from web-based trading, good customer support, do not require personal contact, not travelling to client
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What needs to be considered for an international organisation?
security arrangements are effected by legislation in other countries
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What is compliance?
exchange of info to external companies, communication needs to be effective, ft, email, printed media
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Name the legislation needed to be considered when creating an ICT strategy?
Data Protection 1988, Health + Safety 1974, Display Screen Equipment 1992, Copyright + Patent 1990, Freedom Info 2000, Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) 2002
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Data Protection Act 1988
designed to protect personal data stored on computers or in an organised paper filing system
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Health + Safety at Work Act 1974
lays down wide-ranging duties on employers, employers must protect the 'health, safety and welfare' at work of all their employees
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Display Screen Equipment Act 1992
rules and regulations to ensure employees health and safety at the desk or with any display screen
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Copy Right + Patent Act 1990
gives the creators of work the right to control the ways in which their material may be used
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Freedom of Info Act 2000
public "right of access" to information held by public authorities
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Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002
incorporates the EU Electronic Commerce Directive 2000/31/EC into the law of the United Kingdom, they apply to contracts concluded by electronic means over distance whereby the buyer is a consumer
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Corporate Strategies include
Future Proofing, Technology Life Cycle, Technology Procurement
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Future Proofing
attempting to anticipate future technological developments and developments in an organisation, and making purchasing decisions that will allow systems to be adapted to match changing requirements
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Technology Life Cycle
escribes the commercial gain of a product through the expense of research and development phase
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Technology Procurement
is an enabler for transformation, process efficiencies and improvements and savings delivery, robust catalogue management
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What does compatible mean?
2 machines from different manufacturers run the same programs. 2 models differ in performance but the outcome is the same
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What is De facto?
Standards adapted by UK law i.e copyright designs patents act
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What is De jure?
Hardware or software is endorsed by the organisations
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What is interoperability?
Different systems working together and exchanging data to achieve its goals and aims
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