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The Case For The First Business Computer

Article by Nick Pelling (2002) analysing the business cases behind the five proposals made to the board of J. Lyons & Co. by T.R. Thompson and O. Standingford in 1947 - which led to the construction of the first business computer. The proposals are found to be strategically lacking. Both an alternate reading of the case and some contemporary implications are then developed.

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Date : 2002

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