Accession Number:

ADA037757

Title:

General Purpose Computer Acquisition.

Descriptive Note:

Project rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT COLL FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

The paper is divided into four major chapters, each of which takes the reader through a series of steps which are essential to the task of evaluating and selecting a computer system. Report concentrates on general purpose commercially available non-embedded computers. The inquiry was conducted by means of library research. The emphasis on topic selection is that of the author and is by no means either all-inclusive or exhaustive. The attempt was to review current literature pertaining to ADP acquisition process. Computers are pervasive. Project managers PM cannot ignore them. Typical managers prefer to delegate the subject of computers to specialist groups for detailed actions. A manager must be aware of such subjects as benchmarking, simulation, cost-valuescores-weights approach, etc., as they apply to computer evaluationselection. This paper discusses these aspects and many more. In essence, it serves as an overview of methods in the above subject area, which a PM can use to pick and choose from as his particular rules, regulations, and circumstances permit. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE