Systems Management: People, Computers, Machines, Materials

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CRC Press, Apr 1, 1997 - Technology & Engineering - 488 pages
In this revolutionary age of information systems, this book offers a unified approach to systems management that triggers greater speed of action and increases flexibility and productivity. The book presents system processes joined to computer technology for innovative management of resources for more effective attainment of goals.
The traditional foundation of a system's productive power must rest on updated management processes of the system's four elements-natural resources, technology or artificial resources, natural decomposition or specialization, and work integration or exchange. Systems Management weaves through these elements within the context of the ongoing information revolution.
 

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Contents

MANAGEMENT PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS
3
Definitions
4
Mechanization Automation and Computer Systems
6
Management and Systems
9
Management and DecisionMaking
10
Discussions
11
PROCESSES OF SYSTEM PLANNING
15
The Planning Process
17
FaultTolerant Processing System
191
Discussions
194
INPUTOUTPUT MANAGEMENT IN A UNIPROCESSING SYSTEM
197
InputOutput Processes in a Uniprocessing System
198
InputOutput Data Organization
204
InputOutput Between Humans and Computer
210
InputOutput Operating Characteristics
214
Discussions
215

Planning and DecisionMaking
19
Classes of Problems in Systems Planning
21
Discussions
22
PROCESSES OF SYSTEM ORGANIZATION
25
The Organization Process and Structure
26
Decomposition or Breakdown of Work
29
Coordination and Integration of Work
30
Span of Management and Decentralization
31
Design of Organizations
32
Discussions
33
PROCESSES OF SYSTEM ACTIVATION
37
Activation of Conflicting and Changing Activities
38
Activation of Human and Automated Systems
43
Discussions
45
PROCESSES OF SYSTEM CONTROL
49
PROCESSES OF SYSTEM COMMUNICATION
65
PROCESSES IN SYSTEM DESCRIPTION
77
PROCESSES IN SYSTEM SIMPLIFICATION
97
REALTIME SYSTEMS
109
Discussions
128
UNIPROCESSOR HARDWARE SYSTEM
149
MANAGEMENT PROCESSES IN UNIPROCESSING
171
Elements of HighOrder Languages
173
Compiler Organization
176
Functions
182
Organization and Activation
184
Portability and Efficiency
188
DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
217
File Organization and Access Methods
219
Benefits of a Database System Manager
225
Database Management System Organization
229
B The Network Database
230
The PseudoRelational Database
232
Database System Architecture
233
Database System Design
236
Database Management System and System Operation
243
DK Distributed Database Management System
245
Discussions
250
MULTIPROCESSING SYSTEMS FOR REALTIME APPLICATIONS
255
Multiprocessing Systems Architecture
258
Software and Hardware Views of Multiprocessing Systems
264
Multiprocessing Communication Systems
267
Multiprocessing Operating Systems
270
Multiprocessing Database Management Systems
274
Multiprocessing Reliability and Recovery Systems
275
Discussions
277
AUTOMATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
285
AUTOMATED INFORMATION PROCESSING
327
Generalized Prediction Processing Wave Propagation
372
PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
379
Allocation
391
MANAGEMENT OF PRODUCTION AND SERVICE
405
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
423
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