Computer Operations in Jordan: A Systems Development Study in an LDC

Computer Operations in Jordan: A Systems Development Study in an LDC

Ali H. Mansour (West Virginia University, USA), Jack A. Fuller (West Virginia University, USA) and Michael S. Lane (West Virginia University, USA)
Copyright: © 1990 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/irmj.1990040103
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Abstract

A computer survey of 101 data processing managers was conducted in Jordan to explore the life cycle of computer systems; sixty-two responses were collected. Six hypotheses were tested by chi-square analysis, two in each of the following systems phases: planning, acquisition, and operation. Four of the six hypotheses were supported. The two hypotheses dealing with the operation phase were not supported. The results of the study provided revealing insight into Jordan’s progress and problems in the areas of system planning, acquisition, and operation. Specifically, the results indicate the importance of feasibility studies and managerial involvement in system planning, acquisition, and operation. In addition, the results indicate the importance of a strong ongoing relationship with local computer company representatives to ensure timely system updates.

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