Developing IT systems

The drawbacks and benefits of updating IT systems

Benefits

  • Improved management information the business is easier to run
  • Synergy an integration of systems
  • Productivity is better because the computers are faster and work can be produced faster and at better quality which will increase profits
  • Cost reductions because of less staff which will increase profits
  • Efficiency IT systems are more efficent and more work is produced
  • Improved customer services Customers will trust the business more

Drawbacks

  • Impact on staff (Redundancies etc.)
  • Security; because it can be hacked and security will be needed to protect better equipment which will cost more money
  • Legal requirements e.g. data protection, copyright
  • inegration of legacy systems
  • impact on procedures routines may be changed due to new systems
  • cost: security will cost more aswell as the equipment