How to Establish a Financial Computing System
A reliable financial computing environment includes the following components:
- A long-term administrative computing plan based on a thorough assessment of all major business processing and data needs. The plan defines the technical infrastructure and each of the system projects required to meet the unit's needs for the next three years. The plan should be updated annually.
- Experienced and well-trained technical professionals to meet the unit's computing needs, including, at minimum, a Computing Support Coordinator.
Establishing the Computing Project
Follow these steps in initiating and developing computing projects;
|Analysis and Design||This includes:|
|Acquiring Hardware and Software||This involves a written proposal when significant hardware and software purchases are requested. Such proposals should always cross-reference specific projects defined in the long-term administrative computing plan.|
|Implementation|| This includes:|
|Post-Audit||Once operational, the unit responsible for the new system must ensure that the agreed to level of service provided to the users is being satisfied and that proper maintenance, backup and recovery systems are in place. See Related Information for service and technical requirements.|
For further information, contact IT Services (see Related Information).