us the tools and we will finish the job. Sir Winston Churchill
and equipment are required by most organizations. They may provide a good
working environment - drinks machines, heating, air-conditioning and lifts. In addition, there is the
generally more costly special equipment and tools that manufacturers and many
service industries require – furnaces, assembly lines, computers, vehicles,
surveillance systems, etc.
supports the organization: Whatever
equipment and technology is used, it is there to support the operation of the
The characteristics of the organization should be reflected in the corresponding
characteristics of its technology.
24 hour a day operation is required, then the equipment needs to be able to do the same.
the organization prides itself on a friendly and helpful approach to its
customers, then any equipment the employees use for this purpose must also be
user-friendly and easy to use.
high security is important, then the equipment and technology must itself
contribute to this or not detract from it.
a fast response to situations is important, then the technology must also react
the organization is highly innovative and frequently makes changes, then this
would be compromised if its technology were not flexible, changeable or
attributes of the technology should be assessed in terms of its reliability,
suitability (including features and functions), performance, integrity
(including security and safety) and adaptability (including scope for
change and growth).
Do things differently with
has been used to do things faster and more efficiently, but the real benefits come when it is used to do
things differently (voice recognition instead of typing commands) or to do
things that weren't possible before (forecasting the type of clothes a store
will sell today, based on yesterday's weather). >>>