Design, Purchase and Implementation of a Minicomputer System


  • Sarah R. Scheidt
  • A. Layne Young


Project team, hardware, software, innovative grant, systems design, configuration, feasibility study, evaluation.


The purchase of a computer system is a complex and lengthy task. There are many elements to consider, such as data processing function, word processing support, communications support, etc. Traditionally, this function was performed by large organizations and businesses. Because the needs of the recreation profession are becoming more sophisticated, it is now time that recreation-oriented systems be developed. In order for such systems to become reality, four essential elements must be in place: (1) thorough information analysis of the agency, (2) solid financial support, (3) executive support, and (4) a knowledgeable project team. This paper is designed to provide insight into the elements of implementing a computer system.





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