Artifact Details

Title

Timesharing and Remote Processing Services Meeting Session #6: Technology: Later Development

Catalog Number

102702888

Type

Text

Date

2009-06-03

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
LaHay, Ed, SI SIG member
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

40 p.

Format

PDF

Copyright Holder

Computer History Museum

Description

Both the products and the means of delivering the services changed dramatically during the 1970s. In this session, the participants discussed the technological changes in computers, networks, and software that enabled the TS/RPS industry to grow significantly during these years. They also discussed the changes in the market that foreshadowed the coming demise of pure timesharing as a viable business. Topics covered include:
• What were the new developments in the operating systems and tools which fueled the growth?
• What changes were occurring in the marketplace that motivated the companies to expand the kinds of services they were offering?
• What was the impact of having high performance/low cost minicomputers available for use?
• What was the motivation to develop proprietary network systems?
• How large had the companies grown by that time period?

Category

Transcription

Subject

ADP; Chase Econometrics; Comshare; Dun & Bradstreet; DynaTax; FOCUS; General Electric Information Services (GEIS); Goldstein, Bernie; Interactive Data Corporation; MAGNUM; Manugistics; National CSS; NOMAD; On-Line Business Systems; O’Rourke, Tom; RAMIS; Skodon, John; System W; Telenet; Tymnet; Tymes, LaRoy; Tymshare; United Data Centers; Weissman, Bob

Collection Title

Oral history collection

Credit

Software Industry Special Interest Group

Lot Number

X5386.2009