The Office of the Future - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444853363, 9781483257723

The Office of the Future

1st Edition

Communication and Computers

Authors: Ronald P. Uhlig David J. Farber James H. Bair
eBook ISBN: 9781483257723
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 394
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Description

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


References


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 Payo

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

About the Author

Ronald P. Uhlig

David J. Farber

James H. Bair

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