An Architecture for a Business and Information System

  title={An Architecture for a Business and Information System},
  author={Barry A. Devlin and Paul T. Murphy},
  journal={IBM Syst. J.},
The transaction-processing environment in which companies maintain their operational databases was the original target for computerization and is now well understood. On the other hand, access to company information on a large scale by an end user for reporting and data analysis is relatively new. Within IBM, the computerization of informational systems is progressing, driven by business needs and by the availability of improved tools for accessing the company data. It is now apparent that an… Expand
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