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The first business computer: a case study in user-driven innovation

By Frank Land


In 1949, the world's first business computer application was rolled out. The host for the application was a British catering and food-manufacturing company, which had developed and built its own computer, designed for business data processing. The author traces the endeavour's history and presents an analysis of how and why the company-J. Lyons & Co.-was in a natural position to take on the challenge, the precursor of the information revolution we see toda

Topics: D History (General)
Publisher: IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
Year: 2000
DOI identifier: 10.1109/85.859523
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:19150
Provided by: LSE Research Online

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