Adele Mildred Koss

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Data base management systems have been presented as the means for improving information accessibility and consolidating data processing. In a non-dedicated computer environment the resource allocation that such systems require must be considered. Based on more than four years experience with data base management systems, this paper analyzes the efficiencies(More)
In the 1950s, the dilemma for working women - then as now - was how to combine work with raising a family. Despite having fewer options available then, the author managed to smoothly blend family and work responsibilities. In this part of her memoirs as a programmer, the author explains how she did so while working first for Burroughs and later for Philco.
By 1965, having successfully combined work--at EMCC, Burroughs, and Philco--with the task of raising a family when such a combination was still somewhat of a rarity, the author went on to become a consultant in the Boston area. In this last installment of her memoirs, she describes working with different data management systems, culminating with her(More)
Data base technology has progressed to the stage where software facilities for managing large amounts of data are readily available. This session will address several issues related to the design of effective and efficient data bases. The issues to be addressed are the following: (1) The efficiency of a custom-built DBMS vs. the efficiency of(More)
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