Journal of Information Systems Education


This paper presents the results of a survey of microcomputer resource management policies at two- and four-year colleges and universities. The purpose of this study is to provide some insight into the use of policies governing microcomputer resources. The survey addresses several managerial issues ranging from software copying to how closely lab administrators conform to policies. Of particular interest are the areas of microcomputer lab operation and management that need policy governance. The result is a compilation of operational and managerial policy subject areas used by 53 colleges and universities. The survey results reveal that 43 percent of the responding colleges and universities do not have microcomputer resource policies. A majority of these (71%) indicate that policies are needed. Clearly, a significant number of institutions still need to develop policies. This paper provides a resource guide to use when writing or revising microcomputer lab operational and managerial policies.



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