Accession Number : ADA182092

Title :   A Socio-Technical Analysis of Computer Application within the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Ortiz,R P ; Piermarini,Daniel F

PDF Url : ADA182092

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 194

Abstract : The acquisition of microcomputers within the Fourth Marine Aircraft Wing (4TH MAW) has placed a major emphasis on the computerization of the already existing information systems. The Information Systems Management Office within the 4th MAW has been restructured and is presently forcing key personnel to re-think and analyze the role of information processing. This thesis addresses the socio-technical approach to the technology transfer and office automation processes within the 4th MAW. The role of the zenith 150 microcomputer is examined doe its effectiveness and ability to improve the units' responsiveness to operational tasks. The zenith 150 microcomputer is an effective tool which can assist management in planning, problem solving, communication and decision making. The authors' research findings indicate that the implementation process currently being used is not sufficient to meet all the needs of 4th MAW units. This study identifies alternatives necessary to meet user needs. A socio-technical framwork is applied to discuss the use of integrating mechanisms such as local area networks (LAN's), modems, data base programs, and quality training schedules. The authors' process, which implements these devices, will provide better unit communication and enhance operational efficiency. Keywords: dBase 3 computer program, computer program listings.

Descriptors :   *MICROCOMPUTERS, *COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, *MARINE CORPS AIRCRAFT, *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, ACQUISITION, DATA BASES, DATA MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MODEMS, MANAGEMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DECISION MAKING, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, AUTOMATION, OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, INFORMATION PROCESSING, PROBLEM SOLVING, USER NEEDS, THESES

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE