Regardless of the services or products your organization provides, the right software is integral to your business success. In this digital age, your software is part of a toolkit that helps your business meet its goals and objectives. Because of this, software purchases are frequently made based on technical features or functionality. However, software has three important components that are interconnected: ease-of-use, functionality, and security. These are often referred to as a triad or triangle.

Ease-of-Use vs. Functionality vs. Security

The basic premise of the Ease-of-Use/Functionality/Security triad is that changing the capabilities of one component will have a direct effect on the other two. For instance:

  • An increase in a software’s Security will result in less Functionality and Usability
  • An increase in a software’s Functionality will result in lower Security and Usability
  • And, of course, an increase in Usability will diminish Security and Functionality