ERIC Number: ED045167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Summary Part of Information Systems in the State of Minnesota 1970-1980.
Analysts International Corp., Minneapolis, Minn.
This is a summary of the report entitled "Information Systems in the State of Minnesota 1970-1980" (available as LI 002 385). It is reproduced separately for the benefit of those not requiring the full document. It briefly discusses the three major sections of the report: State government, Higher education (available as LI 002 387) and Local government. The legislature, 12 agencies of the State government, and the three principal retirement agencies are included in State Government. The discussion of State Government covers current status and projected requirements, cost/benefit, and the State government systems plan (Minnesota Information and Decision Systems--MIDS). Minnesota's five systems of higher education were examined: (1) to determine specific objectives and uses of computers to meet them; (2) to summarize existing computing facilities; (3) to analyze computer facilities and services over the next five and ten years; (4) to determine costs; and (5) to recommend ways to meet needs and to lay a basis for future development. The status of mechanization at the local government level was determined by the use of questionnaires. The business of local government is particularly susceptible to assistance from computerization, but usually they have not been in a position to take advantage of this. Recommendations and guidelines for the efficient development of local government information systems and computerization are discussed. (SG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Administration, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Analysts International Corp., Minneapolis, Minn.
Identifiers: Minnesota; Minnesota Information and Decision Systems