ERIC Number: ED069263
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Task Force on Computer Charging.
Computer Co-ordination Group, Ottawa (Ontario).
The objectives of the Task Force on Computer Charging as approved by the Committee of Presidents of Universities of Ontario were: (1) to identify alternative methods of costing computing services; (2) to identify alternative methods of pricing computing services; (3) to develop guidelines for the pricing of computing services; (4) to identify alternative budgetary procedures for financing computing services; and (5) to examine the conditions under which a university could sell computing services to another university. The Task Force recommendations include: (1) that the universities adopt a full costing procedure to identify clearly the cost of providing computing services; (2) that the universities adopt pricing schemes that recover the full cost of all of the services; (3) that the universities establish budget line items for computing in departmental budgets; (4) that the universities permit the budgets for computing centers to be carried over from year to year to allow adjustment to the user needs; and (5) that universities with temporary excess capacity in computing services be encouraged to sell to universities who are temporarily short of these services. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Computer Co-ordination Group, Ottawa (Ontario).