Systems can live a long life. Most of that time is spent in the maintenance mode. The cost of maintenance over a lifetime of a system can exceed the cost of development many times. Define and discuss different metrics to measure the effectiveness of maintenance activities. Why is it important to measure these metrics? What are some of the things management can do to ensure efficient and effective maintenance?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 16, 2018, 6:41 pm ad1c9bdddf
The value of maintenance mode is stressed.
Explain General Agreement in Trade & Services (GATS)
Traditionally, trade agreements have focused on trade in goods; however, trade in services has become very important, to the point that there is a special agreement for services: the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). GATS opens international competition to services ranging from financial services to trash collection to legal, accounting, and medical services.
Prepare a briefing for Abbie in which you
(a) explain the current status of GATS including its four modes and
(b) outline benefits of liberalization and criticisms of it.