Computer Facility Centralization/Decentralization: A Multicriteria Analysis Model
The trend toward centralization of computer facilities appears to have been reversed with recent substantial decreases in hardware costs. Nevertheless, this trend is often fought vigorously by firmly entrenched centralized computer departments. This paper presents an application of goal programming to the multiple conflicting objectives of proponents and opponents of decentralization. The model analyzes the effect of a decision to decentralize on revenue to the central facility, the impact on staffing levels, the impact on users remaining on the central facility after decentralization, and the level of computer resource available to the various users.
||Computer Facility Centralization/Decentralization: A Multicriteria Analysis Model
Computers & Operations Research (1983)
Vol. 10, No. 1
||Lee, Sang M; Wilkins, S.