TitleTimesharing and Remote Processing Services Meeting Session #5: Growth in Applications
|Bayles, Dick, participant|
|Belvin, Frank, participant|
|Brook, Chris, participant|
|Crandall, Rick, participant|
|Grad, Burt, moderator|
|Haigh, Thomas, historian|
|Hardy, Ann, participant|
|Hardy, Norm, participant|
|Humphries, Mike, participant|
|Jerger, Doug, SI SIG member|
|Johnson, Luanne, SI SIG co-chair; editor|
|McDonald, Chris, historian|
|Myers, Gary, participant|
|Orenstein, Dick, participant|
|Rawlings, Nicholas, participant|
|Ross, Ken, participant|
|Schmidt, Dave, participant|
|Stein, Jeffery, participant|
|Wyman, Mike, participant|
PublisherComputer History Museum
Place of PublicationMountain View, California
Copyright HolderComputer History Museum
DescriptionBesides selling the use of the computer cycles and the use of the timesharing and remote processing operating systems, each of the companies developed certain specialties in terms of markets and applications. This session is aimed at exploring what markets were chosen and what applications were developed or acquired in order to serve these markets effectively. Topics covered include:
• What markets were chosen and why?
• What applications were developed in house?
• What applications were acquired from third parties?
• Did the focus on applications change the market direction or the business profit model?
• What was the balance between engineering/technical and business applications?
• What was done to provide services to programmers in terms of program development, testing and debugging?
• Were professional services provided to support these applications?