AGING COMPUTER APPLICATION SYSTEMS HINDER STATE DOTS

This article presents the results of a survey of state transportation department management information system representatives and Canadian provinces concerning computer application systems. Responses of 46 states and 5 provinces revealed that almost one third of the state DOTs' computer application systems are more than ten years old. The survey found that while 63% of the responding DOTs have developed information systems plans in the past, more than half say these plans do not satisfy their needs. Other survey results show the following: 70% of new application systems were created by in-house staff, 10% by another state agency, 9% by software vendors, and 11% by outside consultants; 82% of the respondents indicate that all in their department who need a computer have access to one; DOT information budgets break down to 41% on labor and fringe benefits, 29% on hardware and peripherals and 30% on miscellaneous expenses; the DOTs of the 1990s will be using new technologies such as image processing, geographic mapping, and executive information systems. Additional survey results are contained in this article.

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  • Accession Number: 00491174
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 28 1990 12:00AM