Artifact Details

Title

Timesharing and Remote Processing Services Meeting Session #5: Growth in Applications

Catalog Number

102702887

Type

Text

Date

2009-06-02

Contributor

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

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

Mountain View, California

Extent

30 p.

Format

PDF

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

Besides 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?

Category

Transcription

Subject

Comshare; Dynamics Associates; eCommerce; First Financial Language (FFL); General Electric Information Services (GEIS); GEnie [General Electric Network for Information Exchange]; Interactive Data Corporation; Mathematica; National CSS; NOMAD; On-Line Business Systems; RAMIS; Ross Systems; SDS 940 (Computer); Tymshare

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Lot Number

X5386.2009