Term of Award
Master of Science in Applied Engineering (M.S.A.E.)
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Department of Mechanical Engineering
John R. O’Malley, Jr.
Committee Member 1
Cheryl L. Aasheim
Committee Member 2
Christopher A. Kadlec
This thesis describes the information technology system acquisition life cycle and examines two enterprise class information technology system acquisitions, Georgia Southern University’s acquisition of a new learning management system and a discovery system at the Zach S. Henderson Library at Georgia Southern University. There are many activities that need to be addressed during the IT system acquisition life cycle to determine the appropriate IT system for an organization, such as planning, information search, evaluation of prospective systems, and vendor negotiations.
Hawkins, Kristen Dianne, "IT Systems Acquisitions: An Exploration of Two Acquisitions in a University Setting" (2012). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 820.