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Case
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Reference no. 674-018-1
Authors: P A Losty
Published by: Cranfield School of Management
Published in: 1974

Abstract

This is the third of a three-case series (674-016-1, 674-017-1 and 674-018-1). The case follows the (A) and (B) cases, both of which must be read first. A decision is taken to implement standards in the data processing section. Attention now focuses on problems of control, against financial budgets and against either delay or projects failing to meet specification. Costing is necessary to justify internal effort against external services. Cost and benefits must be compared, and a charging system to user departments recommended. The case also indicates the action taken in response to the problems faced in (B).
Location:
Industry:
Size:
GBP13 million turnover
Other setting(s):
1973-1974

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Abstract

This is the third of a three-case series (674-016-1, 674-017-1 and 674-018-1). The case follows the (A) and (B) cases, both of which must be read first. A decision is taken to implement standards in the data processing section. Attention now focuses on problems of control, against financial budgets and against either delay or projects failing to meet specification. Costing is necessary to justify internal effort against external services. Cost and benefits must be compared, and a charging system to user departments recommended. The case also indicates the action taken in response to the problems faced in (B).

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
GBP13 million turnover
Other setting(s):
1973-1974

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