We are immediately confronted with the question as to how computers make these problems any different from our natural (uncomputerized
Yet, serious problems are evident (Olowu, 1992): property valuation lists are scandalously incorrect and inadequate (not having been updated since 1963, thus keeping off the tax rolls many industries); rates are increasingly uncollected and in arrears; revenue courts are useless; rate clerks and collectors are inefficient and corrupt; and the handling of documents and information, cumbersome and uncomputerized
. Above all, the State Valuation Office is insufficiently funded to retain enough staff with competency and logistical support to undertake property taxation.
When search-and-group analysis yields a definite insight, or information that an uncomputerized
reader could not have known, it tends to be successful.
It's surprising, therefore, that a profession so ideally suited to the use of a computer remains relatively uncomputerized
. At a recent tax seminar, one of the speakers estimated that only about 60% of all accountants and accounting firms are using computers, but this figure includes the larger public accounting firms which are fully computerized as well as the practitioner who uses a computer only for tax work.
Provincial theaters outside major cities remain largely uncomputerized
, making exact figures hard to come by.
And two months ago, it launched Microsoft Point of Sale, meant for the smallest of the small, single-store operations, often with just one check-out lane, which had previously been using an uncomputerized
(Ticketing outside major urban areas remains largely uncomputerized
and final tallies may not be available until March.) Average ticket price last year was 6,000 won ($4.50).