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- How does one plan for technology?

- What's the nature and utility of the so called Technology S-curve?

- Coming to America - no, not the Eddie Murphy movie. How SAP evolved into SAP America?

- What's DELPHI methodology as it applies to Strategic Planning for High-Tech Product Development?

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- How does one plan for technology?
A company first assesses its technological needs and decides on the method with which it will meet the technological needs of the organization.
The company then decides on the objectives it needs to achieve with regards to technology.
Usually technology plans relate to technological up gradation.
The company aligns its technological objectives with the company policies and strategies. For example the company strategy may be to use technology to reduce costs.
In accordance to the company policy a budget for technology is decided on and it is necessary to determine when the funds will be available to the company.
The next step is to create a time frame when different technology objectives are to be achieved. For instance if the technology needs are for computer software and hardware, a time frame needs to be decided on when the software and hardware will be available to the company.
The next part of the plan is to assign the responsibilities to the persons who will be responsible for the technology plan.
There will be different measures that will be used to compare and ascertain the progress of the plans. These metrics will relate to the progress of the plan and will be used as a measure of control.
Finally, the measures in place for the maintenance of the technology should be well designed.

- What's the nature and utility of the so called Technology S-curve?
Everett Rogers theorized that innovations would spread through society in an S curve; the early ...

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