Computer Management Concepts for Student Engineering

by Robert E. Glass, Florida Inst of Technology, Jensen, Beach, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Managing Computers

Abstract: This paper presents many of the principles and concepts being taught to engineers of the future concerning their use of computer related activities. For example, from the cost/risk/benefit viewpoint, 'Security' may be an attitudinal problem in many instances. Limiting 'Quality Control' applications to measurement oriented functions might also be limiting the system's R. O. I. New 'softer' control applications are being developed which should improve utilization figures. Surveys show that best cost/benefit ratios are realized by companies who purchase complete, integrated (software/hardware) systems, with built in expandability to accommodate future uses. Best bottom-line price is obtained if the buyer works through a really independent consultant, with no ties to any supplier(s).

Subject Headings: Consulting services | Computer software | Security | Quality control | Engineering education | Systems engineering | Surveys (non-geomatic)

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