strategy

Computerizing information

Description:
Developing a system of data input into and retrieval from electronic data processing equipment.
Claim:
Data processing systems require that data be systematized in some common way. Thus, in addition to the benefits of speedy access, the computerizing process itself demands that data be sorted, analysed and updated.
Counter Claim:
1. Computerizing imposes on any body of data the organizational bias of the software used.

2. Many people are intimidated by this technology, making them reluctant to use any system to its capacity.

3. Until equipment and software exactly meet the requirements of the user, it is best to use the old system.

Type Classification:
F: Exceptional strategies