Information Technology

Gartner Glossary

STEP (Specification, Tracking, Evaluation, Production)

The four stages on which essential activities in the successful deployment of advanced technology are based. They are:
• Specification — which aligns corporate strategy and technology focus
• Tracking — which assesses individual technologies for maturity and business impact
• Evaluation — which involves prototyping and other in-depth evaluation activities to further gauge the readiness and relevance of the technology
• Production — which sees the technology being piloted and, if successful, rolled out into full deployment.

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