Centralized versus decentralized computing: organizational considerations and management options

@article{King1983CentralizedVD,
  title={Centralized versus decentralized computing: organizational considerations and management options},
  author={J. King},
  journal={ACM Comput. Surv.},
  year={1983},
  volume={15},
  pages={319-349}
}
  • J. King
  • Published 1983
  • Computer Science
  • ACM Comput. Surv.
Author(s): King, John Leslie | Abstract: The long-standing debate over whether to centralize or decentralize computing is examined in terms of the fundamental organizational and economic factors at stake. The traditional debate is examined and found to focus predominantly on issues of efficiency vs. effectiveness, with solutions based on a rationalistic strategy of optimizing in this tradeoff. A more behavioralistic assessment suggests that the driving issues in the debate are the politics of… Expand
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