Charles W. Bachman: Database Software Pioneer

  title={Charles W. Bachman: Database Software Pioneer},
  author={Thomas Haigh},
  journal={IEEE Annals of the History of Computing},
  pages={70 - 80}
  • T. Haigh
  • Published 1 October 2011
  • Computer Science
  • IEEE Annals of the History of Computing
Bachman's career was long, varied, and distinguished. He ran a chemical plant, created a capital accounting systems, headed an early data processing group, pioneered the application of computers to manufacturing control, led efforts to standardize database and computer communication concepts, won the highest honor in computer science, and founded a publicly traded company. Innovation is a collaborative process, but by creating IDS and advocating forcefully for the concepts behind it Bachman did… 

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