Infotech International, UK 1979; 207 and 269 pages, index in each volume.
Condition: Very Good to near fine condition, large black textured hardcovers, titles in white on cover and spine, slight bumps to lower corners; the bindings are secure and tight, the pages clean and unmarked.
Categories: 1970's computers and computing, Computers and Society, Databooks, Handbooks, Manuals, General Histories and References, Human-Computer Interaction, Programming and Programming Languages, General Programming, Philosophy of Programming, Technical Journals, Proceedings, Conferences, Conference Proceedings, Miscellaneous, Word Processing, Data Processing
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Item DescriptionThe two volumes of the Report cover developments in managing the distribution of data processing. The volumes are -- An analysis of the State of the Art; a set of specially commissioned papers. The analysis volume provides an introduction and review of the main concepts involved in managing the distribution of data processing including a bibliography with 89 annotated references. The set of invited papers provide a closer look at selected topics in managing the distribution of DP. (from the included loosely-laid in sheet, Memorandum)
Includes paper by P A Samet, The UCL Linked Minicomputer System -- University College London, the principal local computing resource is an IBM 360/65, originally installed early in 1967 and greatly expanded since then... There is a fairly comprehensive RJE network linking the various sytems, to make access imple, and there are large numbers of keyboard terminals using private and dial-up lines... (from the introduction to that paper)
Topics covered include --characteristics of distributed systems; degree of distribution; organizational, economic and technical benefits; risk factors; investment problems; management attitude; application suitability; costing; specifying user requirements; user surverys; system selection; coping with users and DP staff during changeover; integrity; and MORE
One of the Infotech State of the Art Report series.