Ahem. A moment of shameless self-promotion:
Cousins, K and W McIntosh (2005). "More than Typewriters, More than Adding Machines: Integrating Information Technology into Political Research." Quality & Quantity 39: 581-614.
It's already quite dated (funny story, there), but the broad outlines are still valid. We'd be very interested in hearing the ideas, opinions, or experiences of others - please feel free to contact us at the email given in the paper.