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How functional and secure AES is

How functional and secure AES is? The Philippine electorate will once again go to polls and decide who will lead the nation in the next six years of their lives. This important event which will elect new president, vice president and 12 senators for national posts, and seats are also being contested for provincial, city and municipal levels, is expected to be counted unofficially in 24 hours, concluded or canvassed officially in a few days or so but authorities and observers expected it to be done in less than a week. Last presidential election, it was known three days after close of election precincts. This is especially true for nation states, not only the Philippines, that conducts their elections using automated election or computerized-and-networked voting systems. In PH, the past automated elections were encumbered with technical issues and fraudulent results, uttered and written everywhere by many concerned and affected individuals and institutions alike. This time, we could say

We measure IT and our work

With so many areas to measure in IT we cannot emphasize enough how important it is do so even when no one seem to be interested about it. Even in program and project management which is most likely where measurement is a heavy part of the whole exercise, it is only to make sure time, materials and budget are all in the same place for a very specific purpose, and not entirely the enterprise. The measurement ends when the project ends.

If only program and project management mechanisms are always applied every time an IT or any area in it is being dealt with. May be there will not be any problem with measurement and stakeholders need not to worry about surprises. Remember project management, like other practices within IT, is not a panacea. If we are lax and miss something, project fails and so resources burns.

Seven years ago, we articulated about why measuring IT was a problem and it still is true up to this time. In fact, IT problems without much departure from the old ones seem to keep bugging out and they are ignored completely as if they never passed the wide optic. But then the eye might be simply being dependent on an available knowledge.

We said before, though there have been proven measurement methodologies to effectively govern the whole organization, measuring IT correctly may have been, as evidence suggests, subtle and an improperly conceived prospect as part of the overall facets of business. The measure up IT, avaialble at Social Science Research Network, which update now long overdue had explored such opportunity and found out based on the results of study that formal and proven methodologies and even an ad-hoc one can be used to effectively measure the business value of IT. However, a particular issue have also been discovered that concerned stakeholders may not be aware of such effort if key executives could not properly communicate nor senior managers could not execute correctly the objectives and priorities of the business where IT can be properly fitted in. 

Either an IT is just beginning or it already reaches where allocated money is almost near to its exhaustion there is no better way to do now than ask and be assured if projects are getting there as they were planned or not. In IT we need a recurrent work to reduce risks which can consume business results.

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