ERIC Number: ED086207
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec-13
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Report of Computer Selection Study Committee.
Botten, LeRoy H.
A computer selection committee was charged with studying the computer needs of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Major results of the investigation included the findings that campus academic and administrative needs would best be served by one onsite system which could support versatile and concurrent time-sharing, batch processing, batch multiprograming and input/output spooling and also be capable of processing 100,000 character batch programs. Purchase of the Xerox Sigma 6 system was recommended on the basis of its hardware and software capabilities, vendor support, system growth options and cost. Total monthly cost, including equipment and maintenance, was estimated at $10,500. It was further recommended that non-standard contractual arrangements be negotiated with Xerox to cover the University's particular needs for maintenance service and personnel, systems analysis personnel, spare parts storage, upgrading of the system and provision of a new style memory. Additional studies of methods of procuring terminals and of modifying physical plant facilities were noted as being necessary and it was recommended that the University hire a computer consultant. (Author/PB)
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Authoring Institution: Andrews Univ., Berrien Springs, MI. Computing Center.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan