Maintainability

Overview There are two problems here. First of all, you will be dealing with an international company, which means that you will not be able to utilize the same vendor for maintenance. Secondly, information will have to be available from all levels of the organization, all day, every day. The information must be up-to-date in real time. Because this could possibly tell your competition exactly what you are doing and for whom, the information must be secure.

CEO "These new products we're developing are so revolutionary and will have such an impact that it's important for us to make sure everyone has the same information at the same time."

Athens operations manager "My understanding is that our product will now be bundled with the products developed in Minneapolis. That means we have to know how many to produce. Given the limitations of Rhodes' manufacturing cycle, there may have to be some offloading of responsibilities to other areas of the company."

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