Effective Management of Microcomputer Resources

by Alice L. Eng, Tri-Met, Portland, OR, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications Within the Urban Transportation Environment


In recent years the number of microcomputers in the workplace has boomed. This has allowed the user to develop his own applications, but problems with decentralization, data security, and data redundancy have arisen. Also, the continuing advances in software and hardware technology have left users bewildered. The answer to solving these problems and managing the proliferation of PC has three parts: establishing a Microcomputer Support Center, encouraging an active Users Group, and keeping pace with new technologies such as local area networks. How these ideas were implemented at Tri-Met is briefly discussed.

Subject Headings: Computing in civil engineering | Computer software | Resource management | Personnel management | Architecture | Information management | Security | Computers

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