ERIC Number: ED198810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-28
The Next Step: A Computer Facilities Master Plan for Saddleback College. Final Technical Report.
Campbell, Dave A.; And Others
The needs of Saddleback College for computer facilities were assessed to develop a master plan for an integrated data processing system that would satisfy both student educational needs and the administrative needs of the community college district. An analysis of computer facilities indicated that each individual division of the college had computer systems dedicated to its own needs, which resulted in duplication of equivalent hardware and software. The following alternatives were studied: purchase of a large main frame computer system; development of such a system from the NCR Century 200 System; and development of a distributive computer system which would consist of a number of minicomputers, located in one area or throughout the district, that would be connected with each other via telephone lines or hand wires. Based on the results of the study, a decentralized approach with physical separation between administrative and educational computer systems was recommended as the overall goal of the district. Specific recommendations for the immediate future involved making major decisions about upgrading the NCR Century 200 System and ways to get maximum advantage from the Data General Eclipse C150, and the purchase of a minicomputer system for administrative functions. (Author/MER)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Saddleback Community Coll., Mission Viejo, CA.