Considerable research effort has been expended in attempts to understand and model factors which influence the use of information technology, and several complementary and competing models have been formulated. Thompson (1996) proposed a general framework (UTIP -Utilization of Technology and Individual Performance) which provides linkages from characteristics of an information technology through to individual performance resulting from use of the technology. This study used a subset of the UTIP model to investigate factors influencing the adoption of one new technology, specifically Microsoft's Access Database Management System