Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science


For the purpose of informationally equipping educational institutions to prepare students for a future in the business world, this study was conducted with the intent of identifying and analyzing the current computer hardware and software used for word processing, spreadsheet, database, and desktop publishing tasks in Wichita, Kansas, selected area businesses and industries. In addition, this study was designed to determine the factors the business community respondents considered in choosing their computer hardware and software. Finally, the study was intended to ascertain the length of time since computer hardware and software changes had been made within the responding companies and the length of time before a future change would be made.


vi, 60 leaves; 28 cm. Bibliography: leaves 47-48.



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