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Managing the Distribution of DP, 2 volumes; vol 1 - Analysis and Bibliography; vol 2 - Invited Papers. Infotech State of the Art Report.

Managing the Distribution of DP, 2 volumes; vol 1 - Analysis and Bibliography; vol 2 - Invited Papers.

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.
Price: $25.00
Item no. B441
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The 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.