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Developments in the Application of Information Technology in Business Information technology in business: from data processing to strategic information systems (with a Postscript by R. D. Galliers and B. S. H. Baker)

WithE. K. Somogyi, R. D. Galliers

Introduction Computers have been used commercially for over three decades now, in business administration and for providing information. The original intentions, the focus of attention in (what was originally called) data processing and the nature of the data processing effort itself have changed considerably over this period. The very expression describing the activity has changed from the original ‘data processing’, through ‘management information’ to the more appropriate ‘information processing’.