Business Processes Re-engineering

When a business grows and adapts it often requires a lot of overhauls, both physically and digitally. Processes that previously worked or were effective for purpose are no longer so. Because of this a business will re-engineer part of its business processes to adapt. Reasons Why a Business May Adapt its Processes A business may change the way it functions for many reasons, The business is expanding and it’s old process needs to handle the additional capacity or machinery. The function the old system used to serve has been superseded or removed from the business process as it is no… Continue reading Business Processes Re-engineering

Access Control in Daily IT Organisation Tasks

Many Businesses use IT to manage their accounts, documents and decision-making. It is, therefore important that Access Control be implemented in Organisations to prevent unwanted modification or prying eyes from being able to commit computer crimes, such as the ones outlined in the Computer Misuse Act. Using Access Control can prevent these people and operational staff from being able to modify information that otherwise is not their place to edit. Some common implementations of Access Control could be limiting the information available to a customer about Transaction Processing Systems or Management Information Systems not allowing Managers access to manufacturer prices.… Continue reading Access Control in Daily IT Organisation Tasks

Information Needs in Organisations

The Needs of An Organisation Most organisations have similar information needs, such as retaining a stock quantity, a short description of the product etc. Therefore many organisations can utilise off the shelf systems, examples of these systems could include; Supermarket Checkout Software, Timekeeping and check in software for managing staff hours, Task Management. Communication Software. A lot of businesses; for example in the telecommunications industry, will most likely use Asterisk for managing and delegating calls to staff around the organisation. Similarly, any company that has a website will most likely have Apache or Nginx to host their website, these are… Continue reading Information Needs in Organisations

Data, Information and it’s Differences

Data itself is valueless, however when provided with context, it becomes valued, a database contains lots of raw information, and therefore it would be extremely hard to interpret anything from it, for example here is a table from a database: Yes Blue 5 100 No Without context, its information means nothing, it could mean anything. It is abstract, however when combined with some context, it becomes useful and can be useful. Andrew has completed his homework Yes Andrew’s school house color Blue Andrew’s last test score 5 Andrew’s highest test score 100 Andrew is real No Now that we have… Continue reading Data, Information and it’s Differences