ERIC Number: ED047534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Economics of Computers.
Sharpe, William F.
A microeconomic theory is applied in this book to computer services and costs and for the benefit of those who are decision-makers in the selection, financing, and use of computers. Subtopics of the theory discussed include value and demand; revenue and profits; time and risk; and costs, inputs, and outputs. Application of the theory is explained as it refers to the computer industry, to sale and rental of computers, and to cost and effectiveness of computer systems and of memory. A regression analysis is appended. References are given. (MF)
Descriptors: Administration, Computer Science Education, Computer Storage Devices, Computers, Cost Effectiveness, Costs, Data Processing, Decision Making, Digital Computers, Economics, Engineering, Industry, Input Output Devices, Monte Carlo Methods, Planning, Programing, Programing Languages, Scheduling, Technology, Time Sharing
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-694 764, MF $.95, HC $6.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers: American Telephone and Telegraph Company; Electricite de France; General Electric Company; General Services Administration; Honeywell Inc; International Business Machines