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Issue 1 • Date 1982

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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):2 - 3
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    Only a few years ago the impact of computing on the organization was limited to specific application areas. We are now developing systems that broadly affect the entire structure. for such systems to be effective and lasting in their benefit, the total needs of the organization must be evaluated and considered in their development. This issue of the IBM Systems Journal is devoted to enterprise ana... View full abstract»

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  • Strategies for information requirements determination

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):4 - 30
    Cited by:  Papers (65)
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    The problem to which the paper has been directed is the selection of an information requirements determination strategy. In developing the concept of strategy selection, the paper defines two levels of requirements: organizational information requirements and application-level requirements. The constraints on humans as specifiers of information requirements are explored. Four broad strategies for ... View full abstract»

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  • Business Systems Planning and Business Information Control Study: A comparison

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):31 - 53
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    The area of enterprise analysis is in its formative stages. As the technology continues to mature and as industry evolves to later stages of learning with regard to managing data, the demand for greater levels of sophistication in enterprise ananlysis will increase. Enterprise-level dependencies will have to be identified and protected to provide for systems and data integration. Limited informati... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting Business Systems Planning studies with the DB/DC Data Dictionary

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):54 - 80
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    We have shown an approach in which the IBM DB/DC Data Dictionary can be used as a tool to support Business Systems Planning studies. We have defined a BSP data model in terms of Dictionary subject categories, relationships, and attributes, and identified some of the useful reports that can be implemented as PAF programs. We have also discussed some of the operational issues involved in implementin... View full abstract»

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  • Towards an integrated development environment

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):81 - 107
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    In this paper we have attempted to demonstrate two points: (1) that there is a need for increased attention to environment integration, and (2) that such integration requires a fundamental reworking of various approaches rather than the establishment of superficial connections. View full abstract»

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  • Enterprise information analysis: Cost-benefit analysis and the data-managed system

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):108 - 123
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    A gradual evolution of systems design has occurred concurrently with the introduction of each new computer generation. The initial systems design was batch-oriented, largely a replacement of clerical functions supporting operational management, which lent itself well to a financial justification using classical cost-benefit analysis and which had virtually no intangible costs or benefits to consid... View full abstract»

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  • Authors

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):124 - 125
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  • Suggested reading

    Publication Year: 1982, Page(s):126 - 128
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