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The first business computer: a case study in user-driven innovation

Land, Frank (2000) The first business computer: a case study in user-driven innovation. IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, 22 (3). pp. 16-26. ISSN 1058-6180

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Abstract

In 1949, the world's first business computer application was rolled out. The host for the application was a British catering and food-manufacturing company, which had developed and built its own computer, designed for business data processing. The author traces the endeavour's history and presents an analysis of how and why the company-J. Lyons & Co.-was in a natural position to take on the challenge, the precursor of the information revolution we see today

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.computer.org/portal/site/annals/index.j...
Additional Information: © 2000 IEEE
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
Sets: Research centres and groups > Information Systems and Innovation Group
Departments > Management
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Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2008 09:56
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/19150/

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