CIS319 Information Management in Business: Software Quality

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Software Quality There are many ways of evaluating the characteristic of quality software. Quality is defined as having the highest or finest standard to fulfill the purpose of the software needs. The purpose is used to deduce those characteristics that should be used to evaluate its quality. One characteristic often used is the number of defects encountered in the software.

Software enables a computer to perform specific tasks, as opposed to the physical components of the system, hardware. This includes application software such as a word processor, which enables a user to perform a task, and system software such as an operating system, which enables other software to run properly, by interfacing with hardware and with other software or custom software made to user specifications (Wikipedia, 2007).

Software that contains few defects is considered to have higher quality than software that contains many defects. Software must be able to be trusted and accurate in order to provide a correct result.

This dependability is one of a number of viewpoints of computer software which can be taken into consideration when determining the quality of the software (Wikipedia, 2007).

The following are a list of software applications that Bristol-Myers Squibb uses and rely on: •Word processing (Microsoft Word 2003) •Spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel 2003) •Presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint 2003) •Corporate calendar (Oracle) •Web browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer) •Adobe Acrobat 7.0 (BMS.2007) After evaluating the quality of the company software, one can understand the importance of software running to full productivity level. If the software is not working properly, it may jeopardized the integrity of the company. Making sure that information technologist is up-to-date with all software issues.

References Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. (2007). The Bristol-Myers Squibb. Retrieved April 24, 2007 from http://www. Wikipedia. (2007). Software Quality Retrieved April 24, 2007, from...