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PECA: Methodology for the Selection of Commercial Software Conference at the AEP

According to international studies, the acquisition of business related information systems costs up to 1.5 to 4 times the estimated amount.  This is due, principally, to the lack of knowledge of good practices, starting by defining the objectives, or appointing the process to individuals with no decision power inside the organization. Our country doesn’t escape this reality and therefore it is necessary to learn a mechanism that reduces mistakes at the time of acquiring software, which is vital to the functioning and success of a business.

With the objective of presenting one of the most popular methodologies for software selection, the conference “Integral Methodology for the Selection of Commercial Software” was presented last Wednesday, September 21, at the City of Knowledge Business Accelerator by Engineer Lorna Sánchez as part of the Information Technology Actualization conference cycle co-organized by Alcenit Corporation.  The event counted with the participation of members of the Entrepreneur Network and representatives of private companies interested in optimizing the acquisition process of computer science solutions.

PECA is the methodology for the selection of software used by the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University along with the National Research Council of Canada, which defines an evaluation process that can help companies make the right decision when buying services or technology products, including commercial software.

Engineer Lorna Sánchez, M.Sc., PMP, ITIL, is the principal consultant for Alcenit Corporation.  She specializes in IT service management, project management, organizational change and quality control. Her professional experience has led her to advise some of the most important Panamanian companies and public institutions, in strategic and operative IT subjects.  She has a Masters Degree in Telecommunications from Bradford University in the U.K. and a Bachelor Degree in Electric Engineering and Electronics from the Technological University of Panama.

Alcenit Corporation, a Panamanian company founded in 2006 that specializes in technology and innovation management, is a partner of the SEI.  Alcenit advises and prepares organizations so that they can get the expected value of their investments in Information Technologies.  The conference cycle continues on October 19 with “Synergy between Quality Frameworks in Technology (CMMI, COBIT, ITIL, ISO)”.




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