Bradley Fox had wrote:
> > You have to evaluate the
> > parameters/qualities of each and make a decision. Office modelers the
> > same - there are at least 6 main "metrics" to examine and you have to
> > pick the one that meets the majority of them.
Eric Weinberg wrote:
> Could you explain what a "metric" is?
> Eric Weinberg
> Morris Technologies
> Cincinnati, OH
I've used 'metric' as simply a defining quantity or quality - a means of
measuring something. In other words, Speed is a metric - you can measure
how fast the Actua is by submitting a job and timing it.
Other defining metrics can be 'ease of use' or 'user friendliness.'
While these sometimes can't be measured by a number or value, they still
help define the topic in question.
When evaluating Office Modeling systems, I use 6 main 'metrics:'
1) Cost i.e the equipment, operation, material, etc.
5) Ease of Use
6) Longevity of the technology i.e. will another technology obsolete the
given technology quickly - how 'upgradable' is it?
There are other 'metrics' but these are the ones I focus on.
Thanks for the chance to clearify.
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