Ch2 - The Origins of software

Ch2 - The Origins of software - Chapter 2 THE ORIGINS OF...

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5/13/09 Click to edit Master subtitle style The Origins of software Chapter 2
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Outline v Systems Acquisition § Outsourcing § 6 Sources of Software v Evaluating OTS Software v Reuse 2
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Outsourcing v What? § turning over responsibility v How Much? § some or all of an organization's information systems applications and operations v To Who? § an outside firm v Examples 3
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Reasons to Outsource v Cost-effective v Take advantage of economies of scale v Free up internal resources v Reduce time to market v Increase process efficiencies v System development is a non-core activity for the organization 4
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Sources of Software v In-House Development § If expertise exists, cost effective, etc. § May still use hybrid solutions v IT Services Firms § develop custom systems for internal use. § Develop, host, and run applications for customers. 5
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v Packaged Software Producers Serve many market segments 5 broad-based packages 5 niche packages Off the Shelf Software 5 Turnkey software (i.e. not customizable) At best: meets 70% of organization’s needs. v
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2008 for the course MIS 3320 taught by Professor Nancyg.sanchez during the Fall '08 term at Baylor.

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Ch2 - The Origins of software - Chapter 2 THE ORIGINS OF...

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