Computer based data communication applications producing important positive changes in various fields, United States.
United States USA Date:1972 Duration:8 min 40 sec Sound:Yes
An animation depicts how retail business went from paper records to computers in the United States. Charts, diagrams and characters demonstrate how stores billed customers manually. Working of a departmental store shows manual billing of customers by processing customer files and maintaining account receivables under a batch processing system. An on line inquiry system is explained. Depicts how computers made it easy for sales clerk to get charge approval by phoning computer for charge approvals. Cancellation and new reservations occurring shortly before flight time in an airlines results in changes originating at different locations. Every unsold seat represents loss. It is explained how airlines use computers for air reservations. Demonstrates how time sharing will cut cost of computer time.
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