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Effectiveness Efficiency Productivity Profitability Reliability Renewability

Unified technology is an important design concept for building systems using technologies that interact with users and their environments. The best design requires a systematic approach to apply this concept based on the following six prime qualities of an optimal system. With measurable parameters, monitoring each quality should be an integral part of the system, especially for larger systems.


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1) Effectiveness and Efficiency: To be effective and efficient, the system must produce intended effects within expected response times according to parameters specified in the design. After factoring in the time and efforts into the formula for computing effectiveness, we monitor cost-effectiveness to maintain the efficiency of the system.


2) Productivity and Profitability: For an effective and efficient system to be productive, its users must be able to control the system with minimal learning periods and optimal operating environments. When a system is productive, the running cost depends mostly on personnel and management expenses, leading to a simpler, reliable way to predict profitability.




In addition to the intended functions of the original 4 separate machines, we have 4 more extra capabilities for duplication of both printed documents and multimedia discs, storage and analyses of environmental data, and monitoring of ambient sound, if the installed software programs are fully tested to handle all 8 functions.

When all these 8 functions can produce intended results, we assess the system efficiency by monitoring the response times and user training relative to the cost. In comparison to the original 4 functions from separate machines, the lower cost of the unified system will provide a significantly better cost-effectiveness.


3) Reliability and Renewability: These are two core qualities of systems designed based on unified technology with modular components. The modules must go through rigorous tests to communicate well with one another. We program them to have overlapping functions so that one component can take over a failed module that can be replaced or upgraded.


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