Factors Affecting the Policy for Distributing Computing Resources
This article discusses the findings of an empirical study conducted on 303 organizations. The major purpose of the study was to analyze the relationship between various organizational attributes and the deployment of hardware resources. The salient finding was that the most influential variable is the distribution of decision-making processes in the organization. The more decision making is distributed, the more hardware is distributed. No significant relationships were detected between hardware distribution and any of the following variables: organizational structure, economic sectorial association, and the size of the organization.
|Niv Ahituv, Seeve Neumann, and Moshe Zviran
|Centralization/decentralization, distributed systems, systems management