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By ogilviw ·
Can anyone suggest procedures on how to analyze end-user software, hardware and PC REQUIREMENTS in order to obtain specs for standardization?

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by abdullah78_2000 In reply to Software standardization

i think that the end user base that in someway and my provie that most of the end users in the world are using the shell we call windows

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i think that the end user base that

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Clarification -- The environment includes NT/Windows 9.x and maybe migrating to WIN2K. I am looking for procedures on how to analyze the current environment in order to make better decision regarding new hardware and sofware.

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by WKobus In reply to Software standardization

The answer is - once management has accepted that it is better to have standardization both in hardware and software, then you can embark on standardization. The big boss on top has to say "I want the same box on every desktop so if we need to change how and what we do as a business from the desktop we can do so in minimum costs and time." I have only seen this happen once in my IT life time of 43 years. The big boss said it, and the buying power was given to one individual and over a 4 years period we had standardization. It was not easy, a great culture change for many managers and end-user to accept, but it was done. All software and hardware was decided on merit by a technical review committe (28 people) who forwarded their recommendations to a management steering committe (12 senior managers)which gave the authorization to buy. A published list of software and hardware was maintained so all employees, contractor, and supplying vendors knew that was acceptable to do business with the company.

Good Luck.

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