Accession Number : ADA499156


Title :   Crosstalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 22, Number 4


Corporate Author : SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER HILL AFB UT


Personal Author(s) : Thompson, Kasey ; Lipkin, Ilya ; Guldahl, Martin ; Trapp, Timothy J ; Hanline, II, Donald S ; Kuettner, Jr , Howard D ; Christian, William A ; Crowe, Portia ; Cloutier, Robert ; Nichols, William R ; Carleton, Anita D ; Humphrey, Watts S ; Over, James W ; Holmes, Lori ; Heller, Roger ; Allen, Martin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a499156.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2009


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : When asking a customer when they need something done you've most likely heard the reply, Yesterday! Why is this answer so common? Possibly it's because customers typically do not request products until they are needed. I liken this phenomenon to my lunchtime habits. I don't go looking for food until I'm saying out loud, I'm starving! Both are an exaggeration, but both cause the consumer to seek out those who can deliver products in a rapid and reliable fashion. I know this firsthand through demanding software customers. Sometimes we just cannot get things fast enough. I Googled the combination of the words rapid and reliable from this issue's theme to further research this need for fast-paced delivery. In less than a second, my search produced more than 45 million results ranging from patient care recovery to back-up recovery software and from cellular service to cellular genotyping.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY APPLICATIONS , *SOFTWARE TOOLS , *COMPUTER PROGRAMS , *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , PRODUCTIVITY , MILITARY PUBLICATIONS , PERIODICALS , GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , PROTOTYPES , MODELS , MAINTENANCE , SAFETY


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE