Originally published in 1973 this book discusses whether the ordinary manager can exploit the power of computers without being overwhelmed by them, a question which still has enduring relevance today. As well as discussing the massive resources which computers put at our fingertips, the pitfalls are also discussed: the danger of using computers as a scapegoat for human failure, or of sub-contracting mangerial decisions to a computer system.
Table of Contents
1. Science and Society 2. The Data Base 3. Data Processing 4. People and the Computer 5. Management Information 6. Two Case Studies. Conclusion.