Computer planning isn't that hard, but the discipline is new enough that many practitioners don't have the fundamentals yet.
Well, we do. Here are some simple fundamentals of computer planning.
No matter what else may apply, never allow your computer plan to advance independently of your business plan.
No matter what else you hear, always make your application software decisions before you make your operating system and hardware decisions.
The following has applications not limited to computer planning.
No matter what has gone before, remember that if something is too hard, you're not doing it right.