Break out of the box

Whitt, Michael; Policastro, Ellen Fussell
April 2008
InTech;Apr2008, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p36
The article discusses guidelines for the selection of systems integrators. Integrators provide programming and integration services and are hired on an hourly basis to perform on-site changes under close supervision. Determining the type of service needed is the primary step to finding the right integrator. Martin Michael of Advanced Automation said users value most integrity, consistency and a specific knowledge pertinent to their organization. The integration team must develop a scope of work, a budget and a schedule. Norm O'Leary of the Control Systems Integrators Association said that users should be looking to improve their business skills. Project management, financial management and business marketing are important to having a good control system integration business.


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