Accession Number : AD0721122

Title :   A Total System View of Conversion - What Questions Must be Asked Before Strategies Are Determined.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : USC INC PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Gold,Michael M.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The report is a summary of a research study of factors relevant to the field of computer conversion. It concentrates on the computer systems and usage problems that make computer conversion an important field which is ripe for investigation. Each major area within this field is discussed and preliminary hypotheses presented for improvements that might aid in reducing the problems of computer conversion. While there was no attempt to make this a detailed report, it does cover a wide scope and surveys the most important aspects that must be considered by the systems designer interested in both the short and long term effects of incompatibilities in hardware, software, documentation, programmers, system designers, and system evaluators. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, TRANSFORMATIONS), COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, TIME SHARING, DATA PROCESSING, COST EFFECTIVENESS, PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE