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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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



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