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Data quality and due process in large interorganizational record systems

As societies have become more dependent on information systems to conduct and record transactions between organizations and individuals, interorganizational computer systems have become a widely used method of coordinating the …

Summary of the second annual UCLA survey of business school computer usage

The compilation and analysis of data collected from 125 business schools reveal important trends and identify problems that arise when computers are integrated into education.

A workstation model for an interactive graphics system

By introducing the concept of an abstract graphics device called the workstation, an existing graphics system is generalized to support multiple devices in applications software.

Selected papers from the sixth international conference on information systems

There are a number of alternative tools and methods for building and designing information systems for organizational use. Each tool or design alternative has its advocates. Benefits and advantages are proposed or claimed; little …

Understanding the effectiveness of computer graphics for decision support: a cumulative experimental approach

A total of 840 junior and senior-level undergraduate business students particpated in three experiments that compared computer-generated graphical forms of data presentation to traditional tabular reports. The first experiment …

Structured tools and conditional logic: an empirical investigation

Prior research has identified two psychological processes that appear to be used by programmers when they perform design and coding tasks: (a) taxonomizing—identifying the conditions that evoke particular actions; and (b) sequencing—converting …

Technical correspondence

The design and building of Enchère, a distributed electronic marketing system

Building and prototyping an agricultural electronic marketing system involved experimenting with distributed synchronization, atomic activity, and commit protocols and recovery algorithms.