Automatic Data Processing: Principles and Procedures

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Prentice-Hall, 1966 - Business - 373 pages
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Historical development of data processing; The development of Aids to manpower; The development of the "thinking machine"; History of data processing; Business and scientific data processing; The data-processing cycle; Case illustration-payroll; Punched-card data processing; The punche card; Imput preparation and entry; Classifying recorded data; The calculating function and preparation of reports; Electronic data processing; The electronic computer-its elements and capabilities; Coded-data representation; The arithmetic and control units; Imput-output-cards, paper tape, and printers; Imput-output-magnetic tapes and direct-access devices; Imput-output-miscellaneous devices; Computer programming and systems design; The programming cycle; Control and the stored program; Program preparation-flow charts and decision tables; Systems analysis and procedure; Basic processing methods-sequential (bath) processing with magnetic tapes; Basic processing methods-on-line processing; File organization techniques; Payroll-a computer approach;Career opportunities and managemen's role; Appendices.

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