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Making Computers Pay

1st Edition

By John Graham


156 pages

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Originally published in 1976, this book discusses the management skills needed to evaluate, implement and control computer-based operation. Every chapter contains detailed check lists which guide the reader to formulate policies to deal with real situations. It provides a practical look at an indispensable tool of management, with a set of guidelines to help get the most out of the available technology.

Table of Contents

1. Setting a Basis for the Control of Cost Effectiveness 2. Management Participation in Day-to-Day Control 3. Project Control: The Key to Saving Money 4. The Selection and Justification of Projects 5. Funding Information Systems 6. Evaluating a Management Information System (MIS) 7. Is Database Management Worth the Investment? 8. Controlling the Costs of Software Agencies 9. Systems Audit for Cost Monitoring 10. Cost Efficiency in Data Processing Operations

About the Author

John Graham

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Business of Technology

Originally published between 1967 and 1999 the 50 volumes in this set examine the impact of technology on economics and international business. The volumes:

  • Present a synthesis of business functions and economic analysis and ask what the implications for skills development are and the effect of public policy
  • Report on global companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport, telecommunications and energy.
  • Look at the way in which some businesses in high technology manufacturing industry have organised their structures and processes in order to manage product innovation effectively.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory