INFORMATION SYSTEM NETWORKS - LET'S PROFIT FROM WHAT WE KNOW
AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHARLINGTON VA DIRECTORATE OF INFORMATION SCIENCES
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The paper reviews information systems that are being built or planned for use in science and technology, industry and commerce, management, libraries, and military activities. The paper takes a systems engineering approach to information systems and discusses how this is applicable and relevant. The paper considers several proposals for information system networks, particularly those of the Weinberg Panel and COSATI, and suggests functions appropriate for a Task Group such as COSATI has recommended. The paper also discusses current research projects concerned with systems design and evaluation, programs for implementing designs, and hardware that may be expected to be useful in the modification of present systems and the creation of new ones. The author contends that technology has significantly changed the concept of network structures, and suggests that networks can be fluid structures exploiting the switching capabilities of machines.
- Information Science
- Computer Hardware
- Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems