Factors affecting the policy for distributing computing resources

Niv Ahituv*, Seev Neumann, Moshe Zviran

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This article discusses the findings of an empirical study conducted on 303 organizations. The major purpose of the study was to analyze the relationship between various organizational attributes and the deployment of hardware resources. The salient finding was that the most influential variable is the distribution of decision-making processes in the organization. The more decision making is distributed, the more hardware is distributed. No significant relationships were detected between hardware distribution and any of the following variables: organizational structure, economic sectorial association, and the size of the organization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-396
Number of pages8
JournalMIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1989


  • Centralization/decentralization
  • Distributed systems
  • Systems management


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