Accession Number : AD0745948

Title :   An Approach to the Evaluation and Selection of Data Management Systems,

Corporate Author : MITRE CORP BEDFORD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Gerken,B. L.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : An approach to the evaluation and selection of data management systems for immediate application to existing data handling problems is described. The approach is based on the rationale that a sufficient number of systems are available having a wide range of abilities and relatively low cost that one cannot afford not to consider using an available system. The approach basically shifts the emphasis of previous approaches from paper studies and limited benchmarks to a great deal of hands-on experience with candidate systems by the prospective users of the DMS. Examples of experiences related to this approach are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, SELECTION), (*MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DATA PROCESSING), COSTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE