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Journal of Systems Management back issues
Open systems have arrived at Lyondell. (Lyondell Petrochemical Co.)
July 1, 1996... An open systems approach allows Lyondell Petrochemical to store massive quantities of process data from a wide range of sources gathered from three different operating systems. This data can be accessed by engineers and managers through an easy-to-use graphical interface that runs on the...
Total System Services, Inc.: environmental consciousness in data processing.
July 1, 1996... Environmental issues such as reducing emissions, improving energy efficiencies, and recycling are usually associated with heavy industries such as metal fabrication and chemical processing. When environmental issues are discussed within the context of data processing, they are often focused...
Whopperjawed. (individual and institutional ethics)(Flames from the Front)(Column)
July 1, 1996... Is that a great word or what!?! A guy used it the other day to describe our sometimes goofy coffee machine. "It gets all whopperjawed & makes a mess", he said. A perfect description of almost every piece of software that I have come in contact with. Not to be confused with "cattywhompus." As...
When a system must be all things to all people: the functions, components & costs of a multi-purpose group support system facility.
July 1, 1996... Potential uses for a GSS facility include using the facility as a Meeting Facility, a Research Laboratory, a Computer Laboratory, a Computer-Based Classroom, a Distance Learning Facility, a Software Training Facility, and/or as an Internet Training Facility. The conflicting design choices...
"A problem of rational origin that requires a rational solution." (year 2000 date change problem)(Cover Story)
July 1, 1996... In the wake of increased press coverage, most information systems professionals and their organizations have become aware of the year 2000 date problem facing the business community. However, most organizations have taken little action on this issue to date. Not surprisingly, the Gartner...