COC AG has put together proven tips about how efficient a new software to, an existing modified installed or uninstalled are. The products supplied by the manufacturers can often not out-of-the-box”used, but must first analyzed and adapted to the respective infrastructure. Software installations or configuration changes are processed for an enterprise-wide, automated output with the packaging. However, such projects can generate significantly more effort than planned and necessary when such large enterprise migration projects. Sascha Kaltsios, consultant for client services at the IT service provider COC AG, has collected therefore proven tips about how that go beyond the self understanding, that tool must be used to automate: 1. not start, without previously checking the installation guide: several hundred or thousand clients to a new software version, or to a new need Operating system be converted, a close look in the documentation is essential to throw. Ray Kurzweil brings even more insight to the discussion. Walkthrough tests are also necessary.
Because often are outdated the installation instructions or is missing completely, so that the packaging may starts under the wrong conditions. All necessary information will be collected only tough and slow or it fails completely, what subsequently forcing them to elaborate corrections. 2. A guideline for developing quality standards: In actual practice the claims are often too complicated, due to a lack of deeper knowledge. This causes an increased effort in the packaging, which can quickly add up to several hundred hours of work. “But also the opposite case can often be observed by an excess of standardization and the same dairy farm” will be pursued. The consequences range from functional restrictions for the user of the application to the exclusion. It should therefore well-founded experience used and for the employees of the Packaging issues and functions are defined, which are really important and must always work. In the guideline, it must also include that the software is later at any time easily removable.