INFORMATION SYSTEM DESIGN IN LARGE SCALE LOGISTIC SYSTEMS
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
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In a complex organization, an information system performs the same function as the nervous system in the human body. The paper deals with information systems used by managers and planners in very large organizations. Most attention in large systems has been directed at the transition between second and third generation computer equipment. Second generation systems are characterized by serial memory tape units, sequential batch processing, and only one user at a time on the central processor. Third generation systems are characterized by direct access memory, various terminal options, multi- programming, and multi-user time sharing.
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