CHAPTER 9Implementing an MES in Production

9.1 Implementing IT Systems in General

9.1.1 Selection of Components

If a new information system is to be installed in a company, the technical components, software and hardware, must be procured first of all. Then the implementation of the technical components in the already existing information technology (IT) landscape of the business follows. Training employees and adapting business processes to the information system are associated with this aspect.

The selection of the hardware components depends on the software. Here, it must be decided whether an individual computer or a computer network should be procured, what processor architecture is needed, and what other components are necessary. The selection ...

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