On Your System
Where to Install and
Where you install this Guide on your system
is an important decision. It will be influenced by the size, complexity, and networking
capabilities of your system. To promote employee awareness of the program and regular use,
it is desirable that you:
- Ensure that employees can reach the
information they are looking for with the fewest possible number of mouse clicks. The
Guide is designed so that users can find any desired information with no more than three
mouse clicks. They should be able to get to the Guide with only one or at most two clicks.
- Put links to the Guide in places where
employees repeatedly see the links even when not specifically looking for the program.
The optimal solution is to have an icon with
the label Security Guide on the computer desktop of all personnel, and to have the program
listed in the main Program Menu. This is where it can be seen without having to look for
it, and where users can reach the Guide with only one click.
An obvious location is a security office web
site, if you have one. Here, employees must go to the security site before seeing a link
to the Guide. They must click twice before reaching the Guide -- once to reach the
security site and another time to open the Guide. The link should be prominently displayed
on the security home page, not buried further into the site where the user must click a
third or fourth time to find it. The security home page should be reachable by direct link
from the desktop or opening screen.
Links should be placed anywhere that a user
might logically look for one or inadvertently see one. If a link is on the computer
desktop, it should also be the security home page. If it is on the security home page, it
should also be on any subordinate pages where it logically fits. If you have a
counterintelligence as well as a security office, it would certainly be appropriate to
have a link from that site. Is there any place in the human resources area where it is
appropriate to put a link? Or on a training home page? There may be locations where it is
appropriate to add a link to a specific part of the Guide rather than to the home page.
The Guide must be installed on a system that
has a browser, Netscape of Microsoft Explorer 3.0 or better. When the user
clicks on a link to open the Guide, the program should automatically find the browser and
The browser does NOT need to be connected to