Accession Number : AD0634331

Title :   POSSIBLE ECONOMIES THROUGH ELECTRONIC DATA PROCESSING,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hearle, Edward F. R.

Report Date : 09 OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Most of the glamour surrounding electronic data processing equipment in recent years has focused on the word 'electronic'. The basic quality of electronics that offers both excitement and economy in municipal data processing is speed. But speed in processing data is not even relevant until the data and their use in municipal operations are fully understood. A large part of the grief you have heard associated with using computers has arisen from this simple error -- people have often concentrated too soon and too much on the equipment, and too little and too late on the data systems which the equipment serves. The author discusses what municipal data processing consists of, and then suggests how electronic equipment can and should be used to provide the economies all municipal officials desire.

Descriptors :   (*ECONOMICS, *DATA PROCESSING), OPERATIONS RESEARCH, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE