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A perspective on communications and computing

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A. L. Scherr ; IBM Corporation, 400 Columbus Avenue, Valhalla, New York 10595, USA

Presented is an essay on the dynamics of the relationships between communications and computing. Movement of computer applications from the back office to the front office, from batch to on-line data processing, is illustrated and conclusions are drawn regarding communications protocols, network management, application and data base design, and system generality. The influence and requirements of several new technologies are presented, including those of microprocessors and teleconferencing.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 1.2 )