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Computing & Control Engineering Journal

Issue 6 • Date Dec. 1997

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  • Corporate intranets and business process management: a challenge for systems engineering

    Page(s): 245 - 256
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    This article draws together business process management, corporate intranets, and systems engineering. BPM aligns a company to its market value chain, and business processes become the primary channels for receiving and delivering value. They need to be managed holistically as processes, rather than through co-ordination of separate activities within disconnected functions. Intranets can mean anything from a single internal web site to a strategy for all internal IT systems. It is asserted that both corporate intranets and business processes should be systems engineered; the former to provide navigation of business processes, the latter to take account of the market value chain. This synergy should help the end user achieve extraordinary productivity improvement for the company. View full abstract»

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  • GEMISIS 2000 exploitation and commercialisation of the information superhighway

    Page(s): 257 - 263
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    GEMISIS is a major project based on partnerships wishing to achieve user-driven exploitation of the information superhighway on a local and regional basis for the benefit of the region's residents and employees. GEMISIS is an acronym for Government, Education, Medical, Industrial and Social Information Superhighway. The paper discusses GEMISIS 2000 which will initially focus on application and service delivery in: education, training and research; business development; community services; healthcare; and crime prevention. View full abstract»

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  • Interactive multimedia customer services on demand for the commercial environment

    Page(s): 264 - 268
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    A successful organisation places customer services high on its agenda. Traditionally a telephone customer inquiry service or sales outlet has provided these services. However, organisations now have an opportunity to benefit from customer service provision based on the integration of existing systems with multimedia based telecommunications. By offering the customers direct access on demand, a company could improve the efficiency and effectiveness of its customer relations. This article examines the development of this next generation of customer services which is being undertaken as part of a three-year UK research collaboration, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, between the University of Salford and NORWEB Communications. View full abstract»

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  • Error propagation analysis for COTS systems

    Page(s): 269 - 272
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    Today's software systems are 'systems of systems'. The semantic dependencies between software components are so complex that they can no longer be fully understood by a single person. Thus the engineering design paradigm known as 'divide and conquer' must be employed. Because of this, it is likely that logical incompatibilities (component-to-component or component-to-environment) will exist after the system is in service. A black-box analysis technique that studies how information flows (propagates) between software components is described. The technique forcefully corrupts the information that flows between components and observes what impacts the corruption had. By watching how corrupt information propagates, we isolate those components that cannot tolerate the failure of other components. View full abstract»

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  • Shareware graphical image viewers and converters: a survey

    Page(s): 273 - 280
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    Computer representation of graphical images is a very important component of multimedia technology. Hence there is a need for designers of multimedia documents to view, edit, manipulate and animate graphical images. A survey has been carried out on a variety of shareware graphical tools for viewing, editing, manipulating, converting and animating graphical images in the DOS and Windows programming environments of personal computers. This survey is solely based on the authors' experience with these shareware graphical utilities. The primary objectives of this survey are to increase user awareness of these shareware graphical image processing and animation tools, to place a selection of these tools in perspective, to outline the potential graphical capabilities of these tools and to compare these capabilities. View full abstract»

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  • Network control in Scotland

    Page(s): 281 - 286
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    The Scottish trunk road network comprises a mixture of motorways, estuarial crossings and rural roads, going between and through major cities, each presenting their own particular traffic problems. To address these problems a comprehensive and integrated approach for controlling traffic and providing driver information has been developed in Scotland. This article gives a brief summary of how this came about and an overview of the control system employed to facilitate traffic management over this diverse road network. View full abstract»

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  • Production-line Phds?

    Page(s): 243 - 244
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  • Book Review

    Page(s): 244
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  • Global-today's Word

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Published from 2003-2007, Computing and Control Engineering was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation.

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