Factors affecting the choice of system (Cost (Can peripherals be shared?,…
Factors affecting the choice of system
What inputs are needed?
What processing has to be done?
What output format is required
What storage is needed?
How easy must the system be to use?
What software is needed?
Can peripherals be shared?
What hardware will be effective?
What can I afford?
Do I need software for all machines?
Does a room need modified?
Can I minimise travelling costs?
Do I need an organisation base?
How much data and programs need to be available on each machine?
Does everyone need a computer all the time?
Does the computer system have to be based within the organisation?
Can users use their own computer systems?
What happens if the system fails?
Where is the data to be stored?
What backup needs to take place?
How many users of the data are there?
What levels of access does each user need?
What file permissions need to be set?
Who is going to administer the system?
Do I need Internet access?