New developments in office automation
by William W. Young, Brian H. Kleiner
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), Vol. 3, No. 3, 1990

Abstract: Office automation can be characterised by three developments: (1) Distributed processing systems in which traditional typewriters and copying machines are replaced by microcomputers and printers have greatly increased the individual processing power of employees. Corporate MIS department computers are now either decentralised or work on computer-intensive tasks for senior management. (2) Communication networks, such as local area networks, enable various office systems from various vendors to be integrated. Networking serves to tie a company's information system together. (3) Integrated office automation systems provide a single system for a variety of different types of data. Office automation needs to be part of the overall strategy of top-level management. The performance of office automation systems should be judged by their overall cost effectiveness, rather than by simply counting the numbers of jobs they replace.

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