Many administrative units and colleges require software to keep their units operating smoothly. ICT provides many software services that can help clients meet their business needs.
ICT can help you decide how best to meet your business needs. If you have a requirement that requires IT support, ICT can provide "full-life-cycle" software services for you, where ICT will provide the project management, business analysis, application development and application maintenance for you.
Software has a "life cycle" that it will generally follow during its existence. The industry term for this is the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). ICT provides support for all aspects of the SDLC.
A software project typically begins with the need to solve a business problem. At this point business analysis and requirements specification is performed to analyze the business needs and outline what the system must do to meet those needs. This analysis will lead to a decision to build software in house or to buy the software.
If the best solution is to develop your software solution, the following series of steps will occur. Since the requirements have already been specified, you start on application and database design and development. During this stage, the requirements are turned into actual functioning software. After development, application and database maintenance must occur to keep it functioning and to make any necessary enhancements.
In some situations, the best solution is to buy software. If this is the case, then software evaluation and selection is the next step in the process, followed by application implementation and integration. Once software is in use application and database maintenance, including enhancements and upgrades, will occur. If you do not have a server, ICT also provides an application and database hosting service.
ICT uses IT project management principles to manage projects. Project management will help you to understand how the project is going as it provides an approximate schedule for your software development and cost projections for the project.
ICT can help you solve your business problems through the use of technology and can support your applications and databases. Learn how to obtain applications and database services from ICT.