Assessing Project Goals

Carefully identifying the goals behind moving to Windows Server 2003 is an important part of the planning process. Without a clear list of objectives, you are unlikely to achieve them. Even with a clear set of goals in mind, it is unlikely you will accomplish them all. Most large business projects involve some compromise, and the process of deploying Windows Server 2003 is unlikely to be an exception.

Although deploying a new operating system is ultimately an IT task, most of the reasons behind the deployment won't be coming from the IT department. Computers are, after all, tools used by business to increase productivity, enhance communications, facilitate business tasks, and so on; the IT department is concerned with making ...

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