Evolutionary Events in Core Business Information Systems

Bruce Peterson describes his experiences at Hughes Aircraft as a programmer on the Hughes Labor System and the problems from some of the short-cut assumptions built in from the use of punched cards. He also describes techniques that he introduced (“Pitchfork Processing”) to improve the throughput on large, sequential jobs. Finally he talks about how he set up the management process for year end closing.

Read Bruce’s essay on the CHM website: Evolutionary Events in Core Business Information Systems

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