MICROCOMPUTERS IN TRANSPORTATION: ADDRESSING ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES. VOLUME 3. SELECTED READINGS

This document is one in a series of selected readings covering a range of topics related to microcomputers. This volume was preceeded by "Getting Started in Microcomputers" (Vol. 1) and "Selecting a Single User System" (Vol. 2). Volume 3 has been designed to give the transportation professional practical suggestions for ways to increase the effectiveness of their computing tools. First, we identify those factors which seem to make a difference when and after new computing tools are introduced. In effect, this is a checklist of "good practices" which the transportation professional ought to keep in mind. Closely following this discussion of good practice is a framework for self-assessment of your particular situation. Using this framework should be a first step toward identifying your needs for organizational changes to be a part of managing computer tools. In the third section, an outline of specific actions which have been taken in a variety of industries is presented, together with mention of the types of problems which can surface and actually have occurred.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB83-210211.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142
  • Authors:
    • Damm-Luhr, D L
  • Publication Date: 1984-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 135 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-URT-41-84-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM