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ERIC Number: ED154805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Information Systems: Fact or Fiction.
Bearley, William
Rising costs of programming and program maintenance have caused discussion concerning the need for generalized information systems. These would provide data base functions plus complete report writing and file maintenance capabilities. All administrative applications, including online registration, student records, and financial applications are running on such a system at Citrus College with no traditional application programs. Using the system, typical reports are implemented in minutes, and often by users. Application maintenance has been cut to less than five percent of the total programming time, allowing 95 percent for user requests. New systems are implemented in a fraction of the time it takes with traditional programming. File maintenance, reporting, and miscellaneous functions as well as seven processes defined for CP-V are enumerated. (Author/JPF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Xerox Computer Users' Group (Palm Springs, California, October 1977)