Date of Award

Spring 3-1990

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Business Admin


Business Administration


The home office is a rapidly growing segment of the business environment. The trend toward two-income families and concerns over quality of life have made the office at home increasingly attractive alternative business style. The evolution of technology during the past ten years has opened up a broad array of choices.

The introduction of the IBM personal computer in the fall of 1981 provided the technological nucleus. Other office products aimed at the individual user such as personal copiers, facsimile machines, smart typewriters, and multi-function telecommunications products have grown around it.

The evolution of personal computer technology has been accelerating since its introduction; the home office user has a broad and confusing array of choices at varying levels of technological development and intercompatibility.