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application service provider (ASP) An ASP is a firm that delivers a software application, or access to an application, by charging a usage or subscription fee.
audit trails An audit trail records the source of each data item and when it entered a system. In addition to recording the original source, an audit trail must show how and when data is accessed or changed, and by whom. All these actions must be logged in an audit trail file and monitored carefully.
benchmark A benchmark measures the time a package takes to process a certain number of transactions.
build or buy choice between developing in-house software and purchasing software often is called a build or buy, or make or buy, decision.
business process outsourcing (BPO) The outsourcing of a basic business process.
default A default is a value that a system displays automatically.
design prototyping Prototyping of user requirements, after which the prototype is discarded and implementation continues. Also called throwaway prototyping.
evaluation and selection team An evaluation and selection team is involved in selecting hardware and software, and includes systems analysts and users. A team approach ensures that critical factors are not overlooked and that a sound choice is made.
evaluation model An evaluation model is a technique that uses a common yardstick to measure and compare vendor ratings.
fixed fee model A service model that charges a set fee based on a specified level of service and user support.
fourth-generation environment Term used to describe an efficient software development environment that is created through the use of powerful CASE tools, application generators, report generators, screen generators, and fourth-generation languages (4GLs) during prototyping.
fourth-generation language (4GL) Fourth-generation languages (4GLs) are non-procedural languages. They are especially valuable in implementing an object-oriented system design.
global outsourcing The practice of shifting IT development, support, and operations to other countries.
hard-coded A function or item is said to be hard-coded if it is physically programmed into an application or system.
help deskA help desk or information center supports users by training them on application software. User support specialists answer questions, troubleshoot problems, and serve as a clearinghouse for user problems and solutions.
horizontal application A software package that can be used by many different types of organizations.
in-house software An information center or help desk, within the IT department, is responsible for providing user support and offering services such as hotline assistance, training, and guidance to users who need technical help.
information center (IC) Software that is made, built, and developed by a company’s IT department.
Internet business services (IBS) Services that provide powerful Web-based support for transactions such as order processing, billing, and customer relationship management.
logical design The logical design of an information system defines the functions and features of a system and the relationships among its components.
loose coupling Loose coupling means that the objects can interact, but are essentially independent.
maintenance agreement A maintenance agreement specifies the conditions, charges and time frame for users to contact the vendor for assistance when they have system problems or questions.
make or buy The choice between developing in-house software and purchasing software often is called a make or buy, or build or buy, decision.
managed hosting Another term for Internet business services (IBS). An operation is managed by the outside firm, or host.
middleware Middleware is software that connects dissimilar applications and enables them to communicate and exchange data. For example, middleware can link a departmental database to a Web server that can be accessed by client computers via the Internet or a company intranet.
.NET Microsoft’s Web-based development environment.
net present value (NPV) The NPV of a project is the total value of the benefits minus the total value of the costs, with both the costs and benefits being adjusted to reflect the point in time at which they occur.
newsgroups A newsgroup is the electronic equivalent of the everyday bulletin board.
offshore outsourcing The practice of shifting IT development, support, and operations to other countries.
outsourcing Outsourcing is the transfer of information systems development, operation, or maintenance to an outside firm that provides these services, for a fee, on a temporary or long-term basis.
parameter In system design ,a parameter is a value that the user enters when a query or report is run, which provides flexibility, enables users to access information easily, and costs less than hard-coding all possible report or query values.
payback analysis Payback analysis determines how long it takes
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