Value of Testing

Both the technology provider and the technology buyer benefit from the testing performed by the Technology Applications Center. The providers benefit in at least two ways.

The first benefit is a quality measure that can be used to improve the technology; and the second benefit is that testing results may be beneficial in obtaining customer acceptance of the technology.

The final report is valuable to the technology buyer because it presents information relative to the performance of a technology in a given environment.

When used effectively, testing can influence procurement decisions of any organization as managers arm themselves with information to ensure that the right technology is implemented within their protection programs.