Accession Number : AD0782250

Title :   Issues Involved in Implementing a Data Processing System on a Minicomputer.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : WHARTON SCHOOL OF FINANCE AND COMMERCE PHILADELPHIA PA DEPT OF DECISION SCIENCES (MANAGEMENT)

Personal Author(s) : Freeman,Ronald Barry

Report Date : 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 229

Abstract : In order to better understand what is involved in implementing a data processing system on a minicomputer, it is helpful to investigate and examine many key issues. These issues may be classified into software, hardware, and human factors considerations. Various tradeoffs and questions are analyzed, and possible compromises and solutions are offered. As an appendix, the thesis includes an instruction manual of a data processing system designed by the author for the U. S. Navy. This particular system automates logistics control and report-generating functions of the Supply Department for many Navy ships. As such, it exemplifies the use of minicomputers for data processing systems. Additionally, two other appendices include (1) a listing of the above mentioned computer program and (2) its flow chart. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Minicomputers, *Data processing, *Human factors engineering, Data management, Logistics support, Computer programs, Computer programming, Theses

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE