Providing In-House Computer Services

by Darrel W. Webber, (M.ASCE), Chf.; Div. of Data Processing, Bureau of Reclamation, Dept. of the Interior, Denver, Colo.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Technical Councils of ASCE, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 1, Pg. 53-63

Document Type: Journal Paper


At some stage in an organization's development, top management of that organization is faced with the dilemma of when, why, and how do they provide in-house computing service as opposed to obtaining that service from outside sources. This paper will attempt to answer these three basic questions as they relate to a primarily engineering organization. The evolution of computer usage and in-house expertise will be described leading to a point of total in-house computing. Attention will also be directed to the attitude and philosophy that management must have to insure a successful in-house computer installation.

Subject Headings: Business organizations | Computing in civil engineering

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