Hardly an IT Manager has a rough idea of which number itself developed scripts in the company are used. Hurth, Leverkusen, 04.03.2008 – but mostly they refrain from mostly their systematic documentation and administration, although business applications and other applications in practical use without this function components come from. In contrast to the largely unanimous opinion is available the CIO, that this command programs to the automation of technical processes are very important for a functioning business operation according to a survey of the Software House xTigo. According to the study, 343 Mr. in medium-sized and large companies, the estimates go far apart as they have many of these individually programmed scripts in use.
While five percent estimate the number to below one hundred, eight percent of several hundred and about twice as many of several thousand will go out. The clear majority of three-fourths of the respondents has any concrete idea, and therefore sees itself Unable to call at least an approximate order of magnitude. While this lack of knowledge for practical everyday use has no significant relevance, another phenomenon is quite a problem: because the study has identified that documentation of these technical components are made in a very low level. So only every second IT managers indicates that all the companies developed scripts completely or at least predominantly in writing are recorded. In every second case, there is only partial documentation, in 28 percent of the companies they are even only to a small extent or not at all. In these cases it is typically head knowledge of employees”, xTigo Managing Director Rainer white loose from the practice. It is Mr unavailable however and is usually lost when the employee left the company”Landa describes the consequences.
A revision of the scripts was then only at disproportionately high effort possible. A similar problem also applies to the question of the central repository of these functional components. It consists completely or at least partially only a quarter of the company. A faster access is hardly possible”, describes the consequence of loose. This situation is also contrary to assessing the IT executives questioned the significance of the scripts for the smooth operation of their software-based operations: more than two-thirds judging that the scripts are relevant to the software-based operational processes, the half even called it very meaningful. Only a minority of 18 percent gives them a relatively low value in this respect. The company live in a significant discrepancy”, assesses the results loosely. On the one hand they assess the quality of the scripts for the IT management relatively high, on the other hand but lacks a sufficiently systematic and consistent management of the script,”he says. This contradiction is in his opinion on the one hand on missing organizational conditions and on the other hand, to the lack of appropriate tools for an automated script management to merge back.