The Office of the Future

The Office of the Future

Communication and Computers

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Authors: Ronald P. Uhlig, David J. Farber, James H. Bair
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483257723

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Monograph Series of the International Council for Computer Communications, Volume 1: The Office of the Future: Communication and Computers focuses on the advancements in the processes, technologies, techniques, principles, and approaches involved in communication and computers, including computer based tools, data gathering and information retrieval, and office automation. The publication first elaborates on the automated office of the future, tools to support the communication activity, and text editing tools for generating, organizing, analyzing, and transforming information. Discussions focus on generating, organizing, and analyzing information, basic message system concepts, impact of computer networks, and other processes in the office. The text then examines the integration of computer based tools, data gathering and information retrieval tools, coordination tools in the office of the future, and tools to support office processes. The manuscript ponders on the integration of the spoken word with interactive computer based office support systems, underlying technology, digital channel, and software aspects of the office environment utilizing the micro-processor. Topics include single board computer, advances in digital computer communications technology, future directions for digital networks, bandwidth availability, and storage and retrieval of voice information. The book is a dependable source of data for computer science experts and researchers interested in the relationship of communication and computers.

Table of Contents

  • Part I Uses OF Computers in the Office of the Future

    Chapter I.1 Introduction

    Chapter I.2 The Automated Office of the Future

    Chapter I.3 Tools to Support the Communication Activity

    Chapter I.4 Text Editing Tools for Generating, Organizing, Analyzing and Transforming Information

    Chapter I.5 The Integration of Computer Based Tools

    Chapter I.6 Data Gathering and Information Retrieval Tools

    Chapter I.7 Coordination Tools in the Office of the Future

    Chapter I.8 Tools to Support Office Processes

    Chapter I.9 Organization to Implement Interactive Computer Based Office Support Systems

    Chapter I.10 Integration of the Spoken Word with Interactive Computer Based Office Support Systems


    Part II Technological Imperatives

    Chapter II.1 The Underlying Technology

    Chapter II.2 The Revolution - Communications

    Chapter II.3 The Case for Distributed Processing

    Chapter II.4 The Digital Channel - The Evolving Choice for Communications

    Chapter II.5 Software Aspects of the Office Environment Utilizing the Micro-Processor

    Chapter II.6 Distributed Processing

    Chapter II.7 Distributed Data Bases

    Chapter II.8 An Overview of Two Systems - One of the Recent Past, One of the Future

    Conclusion: What is next

    References and Additional Readings

    Part III The Impact of Office Automation

    Chapter III.1 Introduction

    Chapter III.2 A Strategy for the Implementation of Office Automation Systems

    Chapter III.3 Methods of Assessment and of Understanding Impact

    Chapter III.4 Impacts on the Organization

    Chapter III.5 Impacts on Groups

    Chapter III.6 Impacts on the Individual

    Chapter III.7 Economic Payoffs: The Productivity Question

    Chapter III.8 Conclusion: A Recommendation


Product details

  • No. of pages: 394
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483257723

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Ronald P. Uhlig

David J. Farber

James H. Bair

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