ERIC Number: ED244548
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Organizational Restructuring for Better Information Resource Management.
Smith, J. William; Groves, William E.
The revised organizational structure for computing at The Medical University of South Carolina, the planned computer and telecommunications architecture, and the current state of implementation of these projects are discussed. Recommendations concerning resource management, software, and hardware are presented. The college had several different nonlinked computers serving different areas. To plan for optimal resource utilization, extensive interviews were held with high-level administrators throughout the institution to better define informational needs. A task force committee evaluated systems planning, institutional data management, processing and copying, and existing systems. It was proposed that rather than several computer centers under different directors, all operations should be managed by a single department of information resources management. The centralization of computer resources will make them available to a larger segment of potential users at lower cost. There also will be improved security and it will be possible to maintain integrity of existing software systems and applications while strategic plans are developed and implemented. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Computer Centers; Medical University of South Carolina
Note: In: Information Resources and the Individual. Proceedings of the CAUSE National Conference (San Francisco, CA, December 11-14, 1983). Boulder, CO, CAUSE, 1984, p. 89-100. For the complete proceedings, see HE 017 245.