College for Professional Studies
School of Management
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) has experienced tight financial times. Opportunities to minimize cost and maximize benefits of technology for the YMCAs of the Rocky Mountain region were identified. Action research was used to determine the feasibility, benefits, and the paybacks of collaboration through sharing computer software, hardware, and connectivity solutions among the YMCAs of this region. Historical data, as well as survey and interview data on collaboration and technology was gathered and used to diagnose the problem. The diagnosis uncovered a lack of technology expertise, money, time, commitment, and priority on IT needs. Three interventions were recommended including (a) hire a short-term leader to champion the IT cause, (b) increasing volunteer support, and (c) outsourcing all IT functions.
Date of Award
© Suzanne Marchi
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Marchi, Suzanne, "Collaboration in Information Technology: YMCAs of the Rocky Mountain Region" (2006). Student Publications. 266.