Accession Number:

ADA123641

Title:

An Analysis of Private Industry Low Cost Computing Strategies.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Nov 82.

Corporate Author:

YOUNG (ARTHUR) AND CO WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-11-30

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

This report presents findings and conclusions resulting from a survey of private industries low cost computing strategies. This analysis was undertaken by the Arthur Young Company for the Directorate of Information Resources Management Comptroller. The information presented provides DoD with background data to be used during the formulation of a DoD management policy for low cost computing. The objectives of this study were to access the management and acquisition practices being used by nine large private sector corporations in the area of low cost computing equipment. To identify and analyze the corporate support structures being used to support micro computer users and to determine whether the findings of this study have applicability to DoD. The report is presented in three chapters. Chapter I provides an introduction and background to the project conducted by Arthur Young and Company for the Directorate of Information Resources Management. Chapter II presents a summary analysis of our findings in private industry. It includes a discussion of the parallel progression of technology and management structures designed to take advantage of technology, focusing on the implications of our private industry strategy findings. The final chapter, Chapter III, contains more detailed discussions of the strategies adopted by each of the nine companies.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE