3. Criteria for Selecting Software

The list of software for centrally funding was originally chosen on the basis of the following criteria:

  • there is widespread demand for the software
  • it is not highly specialised and will be used by more than one discipline
  • it forms the basic repertoire which should be on any machine
  • adequate support is available or can be arranged
  • IT Services can/will provide courses, documentation, etc as appropriate
  • it advances the IT Strategy by encouraging a more effective use of IT

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