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The Effects of Computer Location on End‐user Satisfaction

Avi Rushinek (University of Miami)
Sara Rushinek (University of Miami)

Industrial Management & Data Systems

ISSN: 0263-5577

Article publication date: 1 November 1986


The question of the location of computers, i.e. whether to have a centralised or decentralised processing system, is of particular concern to managers. A study carried out to measure the impact of computer location on user satisfaction shows that overall satisfaction with computer systems is greatly affected by user expectations, the number of systems and minicomputers. Microcomputers and central processing have a lesser effect on overall satisfaction. This means that additional variables do not contribute significantly to the overall satisfaction of the computer system. The implications of the study are discussed.



Rushinek, A. and Rushinek, S. (1986), "The Effects of Computer Location on End‐user Satisfaction", Industrial Management & Data Systems, Vol. 86 No. 11/12, pp. 3-7.




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