Niv Ahituv, Batami Sadan

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Distributed data processing (ddp) policy is sought and a procedure is suggested which is based on the assumption that present dp technology does not set any limits on the degree of ddp in an organization. The technological advances in micros and minicomputers, in terminal and computer communication networks, and in database systems, combined with the incredible decrease in hardware prices, have created an environment wherein any framework of centralization/distribution (C/D) of information systems can be accomplished. It is often said that, in general, the term ddp is meaningless. One must identify the various dp activities, and then specify the level of C/D desired for each activity. A sample list of dp areas is provided and classified into three major categories: development, operation, and control. The degree of C/D may vary among activities and among different applications systems. This is shown by a spectrum of responsibility that is arranged for each activity. For a specific information system, one can mark the exact level of C/D for each activity. The comprehensive view of the entire marked spectrum table constitutes a C/D profile that is very helpful for understanding and planning ddp.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7p between p 139 and 148
Issue number18
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems


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