Office automation and the Navy Finance Center
Barrett, James L.
Lyons, Norman R.
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The availability o-f computer technology and its continually declining costs has led to its application in the o-f f ice environment- The use of computers and microelectronics in the office -for the support of secretarial and managerial staff has been given a number of titles, the most common term being "office automation 1 '. The road to successful o-f + ice automation is paved with stumbling pIocks. User impatience to acquire office automation, the lack of understanding among senior executives, the proliferation of incompatible components, and unsuccessful pilot projects a.re some of the challenges that could confront the Navy Finance Center during the implementation of office automation. The purpose of this thesis is to define office automation and its components, recommend a plan to determine its feasibility at the Navy Finance Center, and recommend a methodology for implementation.
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