Information Management (C2027)
You are required to work on these concerns in the information technology world. Manycompanies, knows that computing is a resource to help computerised processes. It is also asource for revenue and this has caused much anxiety in the areas of public access.You are to discuss and put forward possible solutions for the following;How, computing resources can be applied efficiently if these are concentrated together in ainformation centre within a company? What are the concerns? What are the structures thatcan be used?
The concept of the Information Center was developed by IBM in 1976 in response to thelarge backlogs in applications development facing data processing departments. The conceptcalled for a new degree of cooperation and mutual support between the end user and the data processing department. Under the Information Center concept, the end users were to assumea far greater responsibility in both defining and developing non-production data processingapplications, while the data processing department would supply computer and data as wellas instruction and support in utilizing these computer resources in meeting end user needs.Since that time, explosive growth in microcomputers technology, development of local area