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Primary Key Dimensions Details

Page history last edited by Miodrag Zagorov 11 years, 1 month ago

Primary Key Dimensions Details

The purpose of this page is to take the key dimensions and define what would be expected in terms of a basic, intermediate or advanced requirement for a particular use.

 

 

Response time

  • Basic:  users frequently experience a slow response
  • Intermediate: users experience reasonable response in most circumstances; easy to switch between screens
  • Advanced: users usually experience an immediate response

Compatibility

  • Basic:  application has no compatibility with other applications
  • Intermediate: application has some ability to import/ export
  • Advanced: It is easy to download into excel / PDF format; import data from excel / spreadsheets; Compatible with multiple browsers and operating systems

Access Controls

  • Basic:  anyone can access application and add / delete/ edit data
  • Intermediate: restricted to appropriate personnel / access control list functionality; UserID/Password.
  • Advanced: restricted to appropriate personnel / access control list functionality; Pages can be edited by multiple users simultaneously

User interface

  • Basic:  Limited interface
  • Intermediate: Some graphics and pictures
  • Advanced: Attractive interface – many graphics and pictures

     

 Reporting functionality;

  • Basic: no reporting capability
  • Intermediate: a few reports can be run that somewhat meet user needs
  • Advanced: multiple reports can be run that meet user needs closely

     

Database functionality (join command etc.)

  • Basic:  no database programming functionality
  • Intermediate:  some database programming functionality
  • Advanced: advanced database programming (SQL commands such as join)

 

Language

  • Basic: only one language
  • Intermediate:  content in more than one language
  • Advanced: works in more than one language simultaneously (input, content, output)

  

Accessibility

  • Basic: can only be used on the internet
  • Intermediate: can also be updated on desktop and synced
  • Advanced: can also be updated on desktop with advanced sync capability

  

Ease of use / learning curve

  • Basic: can be used “out of the box”
  • Intermediate: some reading of user manual required
  • Advanced: extensive user manual and training required

 

Reliability of the site

  • Basic: frequently unreliable, crashes
  • Intermediate:  site is occasionally down
  • Advanced: never crashes or down

     

Storage space required

  • Basic: no space required by user
  • Intermediate:  space requirements are manageable for user
  • Advanced: new hardware/ server required by use]

Information Security

  • Basic: no security from viruses and other threats
  • Intermediate: some security (firewall)
  • Advanced: outsourced to third party expert security firm such as Symantec

 

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Comments (2)

Oli Shields said

at 12:19 pm on Apr 27, 2009

Thanks for the comment Professor. Does the spreadsheet on the main page work for this?- It takes the dimensions and uses we have and grades the dimension as being low/ medium / high importance, which is supposed to correspond to the basic/intermediate/ advanced on the dimension details page. We can develop that spreadsheet further if it looks like it's along the right lines. Thanks.

Dr. Ruth Ter Bush said

at 11:13 am on Apr 27, 2009

These are good. What I would like now is a relationship between the "activities" (uses) and these dimensions. Which are important for which activities and their ranges.

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