ERIC Number: ED257447
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
End Users Guide to Buying Small Computers.
Simmons, Ralph; And Others
This buyer's guide for personal computers is the result of two initiatives: to meet the need for a government-wide policy concerning the management of end user computing (EUC); and to condense procedures for EUC acquisition. The guide is for federal government line managers and professionals who are unfamiliar with step-by-step procedures used in the acquisition of equipment for EUC. EUC can include elements of data processing, office automation, word processing, telecommunications, and other information activities and services. Oriented toward acquisition of microcomputers and associated products, the first six chapters provide the federal manager with the necessary information to accomplish proper acquisitions. The sections cover: (1) Planning for End User Computing; (2) Analyzing Costs and Benefits: Efficiency or Effectiveness; (3) Ten Step Justification, including Problem Statement and Solution Statement; (4) Sources of Supply; (5) The Procurement Action; and (6) a Summary. The remaining chapters are appendices covering: two hypothetical documentation and justification packages; a discussion of the impact of standardization; a look at network decisions; a regulatory overview; a discussion of lessons learned from the General Services Administration (GSA) EUC pilot project; and records management considerations. (THC)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Services Administration, Washington, DC.