In this revolutionary age of information systems, this book offers a unified approach to systems management that triggers greater speed of action and increases flexibility and productivity. The book presents system processes joined to computer technology for innovative management of resources for more effective attainment of goals.
The traditional foundation of a system's productive power must rest on updated management processes of the system's four elements-natural resources, technology or artificial resources, natural decomposition or specialization, and work integration or exchange. Systems Management weaves through these elements within the context of the ongoing information revolution.
Part I: Management and Systems: Management Processes and Systems. Processes of System Planning. Processes of System Organization. Processes of System Activation. Processes of System Control. Processes of System Communication. Part II: Systems Synthesis and Automation: Processes in System Description. Processes in System Simplification. Processes in Real-Time Systems. Management Processes in Automated Systems. Part III: Computer Systems and Automation: Uniprocessor Hardware System. Management Processes in Uniprocessing Systems. Input-Output Management in a Uniprocessing System. Data Base Management Systems. Multiprocessing Systems for Real-Time Applications. Part IV: Application Systems Management: Automated Management Systems and Their Architectures. Automated Information Processing under Risky and Uncertain Conditions. Management of Programs. Management of Production and Service Operations. Management of Finance.