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System and method to benchmark ease of software installation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012864D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jun-04
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-04

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

The installation of software is currently accomplished via a wide range of different methodologies. As a result the complexity of the process and impact to end-users varies widely. This combination of a system and process allows a development organization to benchmark the relative ease of installation for a given product by release, or over time, to consider the comparative ease of installation for products across their entire portfolio. As this system and process is more broadly employed, it is also possible that this approach can be used to compare the relative ease of use across different organizations or different vendors. In addition, clients can use information from this system and process in order to assess the relative impact of a software application on their environment, and can gauge the relative impact of this installation on their environment.