A Framework for the Design and Implementation of Distributed Information Systems

  • Kim Merchant
  • Steve Clarke


In the 1990s and beyond we have to meet the challenges associated with distributed information systems. In terms of technology, the midrange computer is being squeezed by personal computers (PCs) from below and mainframes from above, with PC local area networks becoming an alternative to mini computers. However, this move to micro computers requires the capacity to change away from an organisational model of direct control to an approach where organisational structure and culture are closely aligned with the enabling networking technologies.


Strategic Planning User Involvement Soft System Methodology Networking Strategy Distribute Information System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kim Merchant
    • 1
  • Steve Clarke
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of BusinessThe University of LutonLutonUK

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