Data Processing and Information Technology

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Cengage Learning EMEA, 1996 - Computers - 501 pages
This book provides a comprehensive and straightforward coverage of data processing and information technology. It is widely used as a course text on many professional and non-professional business and accountancy courses, and assumes no previous knowledge of the subject. This book provides a comprehensive and straightforward coverage of data processing and information technology. It is widely used as a course text on many professional and non-professional business and accountancy courses, and assumes no previous knowledge of the subject.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Desktop computing
29
Spreadsheets
50
Document processing
59
Conventional data processing
79
Computer storage
88
Backing storage
97
Computer input and output
116
Software development
300
Decision tables and decision trees
313
Programming principles and practices
317
File processing
330
File processing 1
331
File processing II
350
Database systems
357
Storage retrieval and 4GLs
371

Output devices
122
Data capture and data entry
132
Human computer interfaces
155
Computer systems organisation
164
Data communications and networks
179
Operating systems
197
Computer files
212
File organisation and access
219
Software
237
Informationsystem development
255
Development methods
267
Implementation and postimplementation
282
Project management
291
Computer systems
383
Informationsystems management
394
General management considerations
400
Control of data processing activities
404
Auditing of data processing activities
410
The social aspect
416
Case exercises
423
Answers to questions at chapter ends
440
Questions without answers
468
Omitted details
486
Study and examination technique
491
Index
497
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