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Presentation graphics is likely to be one of the higher growth areas in , based on figures from a study conducted by International Data Corp.

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A refresh terminal, such as the Digital Equipment Corp. Storage terminals, such as the Tektronix, Inc. For business graphics, the user is expected to settle on the raster and refresh terminals and weed out the others.

IDC predicted that , raster units and roughly the same amount of refresh terminals will be shipped in The cost of these terminals has been dropping and should continue to do so in Perhaps for these reasons. Data base interfaces to a graphics program are more ideal for decision support.

The final and perhaps most tenuous application of computer graphics is for DSS. Again, it depends on the audience for the graphics. Peer graphics, for instance, are more likely to appear on a screen than presentation graphics, which commonly appear on a slide.

Hard-copy output is as rich in technologies as it is in uses. But the latest trend in hard-copy output is the pen plotter. There are two basic types of pen plotters: High hardware costs are a limiting factor in the growth of business graphics. But, like hardware in other areas of the computer industry, graphics equipment costs are coming down, consultant Machover said.

Graphics subroutines from vendors such as Issco, Inc. Displa and Precision Visuals, Inc. However, the purchase of Computer Picture Corp. Despite the growth of computer business graphics, they are not as visible in the average DP department as figures sometimes indicate. Many departments now shy away from the technology because of its disadvantages. Graphics will now help the DP department deal with the proliferation of computer printouts. Shouldn't you have complete computer graphics?

Systems have become so large and complex that it is impossible to evaluate a computer system as a whole. Experts in performance evaluation say the secret to processor rating is a keen understanding of the system's work load — knowing exactly what goes in and what is expected to come out. Bob Bolder, a researcher in Mitre Corp. Horsepower or Horse Feathers? A benchmark that works well for one shop may be inadequate for another.

Choosing the Right Mix Choosing the right job mix is the most critical part of developing a benchmark. Most large processors today have enough raw power to manage just about any application. Most mainframe manufacturers offer software designed to test the performance of the operating system and applications programs.

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Mips are generally used as a measure of raw processor power. However, Bob Bolder, a researcher in Mitre Corp. Like benchmarks, models usually require some degree of sophistication to develop. They can also be costly and time-consuming. While benchmarking proponents point out that each shop is different. King observed that how well a processor ran for other users can help the DP manager. If you want to switch to the IBM [Personal Computer], you've got a piece of hardware that may not be worth much on the used hardware market.

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These are merely the highlights of the conclusive Merlyn Study. But the findings are clear. The Comparative Consumer Report. Survey data from Focus Research Systems, Inc. Your strategic software partner. But what happens to people after they are laid off from vendor companies? Do they find other jobs immediately? Do they change careers? Do they sit home and drink? I was hired before any of the others who were laid off at the same time. The fact that he got good recommendations from the Honeywell people he worked with and for during his two years there also helped.

This layoff victim "couldn't be happier," because "I finally got a job in my field. I just need more exposure and feel if I can get it, then I will get a job. Gallant feels that "it will still take some time for other laid-off workers to get hired back at similar types of companies that laid them off.

When the economy turns around, they will be slow to hire back to their previous levels. Division of Damon Corp.

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IrDataGeneral the-board, with the majority being assembly and hourly wage workers. At the same time, there was some hiring in Fort Worth to fill the gaps caused by employees not willing to relocate. April 7 brought the reduction of the firm's domestic field marketing force by people.

Two-thirds of the layoffs were in Massachusetts. The Santa Clara, Calif. Department r S. Just how many layoffs have there been in the computer industry this year? A survey of some of the larger computer vendors produced the following laundry list: Terminations were across- minicomputer plant was transferred to Salt Lake City, Utah, for a drop from 1, to in Irvine.

A few workers have been called back already. April 30, on May 28 and 2, on Sept. No breakdown is available of worker types.

Grand Total in for Seven Companies: Some have their doubts. In many cases, "those who are really good are not part of the layoff picture," observed one Boston-based employment counselor, "but if there's no choice at a company, the good go with the bad, in which case the good people will have no trouble finding a suitable position very quickly. DP- oriented personnel agencies around the country are getting the word from client companies that new hires are coming soon.

The outlook for is "Fantastic. From the basic to the esoteric; the routine to the imaginative. TYMNET handies more than four million sessions a month — over 4d billion characters worth of virtually error-free information. And, we are almost everywhere. Cost-effective communications is only part of our service to information providers.

We have terminals, too. If you have important information resources and would like to share them with the world, contact us. The job orders to keep them going just do not exist. The local branch of Perry White has shrunk from 25 counselors last year to six this year. With about 2, job applicants in his own files, Armstrong presently is working with two DP job orders. The jobs are for "heavy technical support types," he said, adding that systems analysts can "forget it.

Job seekers "can't even get an interview now Capital spending, the grist of economic growth, was flat this year and is widely expected to plummet in These are the days that give new meaning to the definition of economics as "the dismal science. But cracks in computer industry performance began to show in In the first nine months of , Amdahl Corp. And if the shipment gains of IBM's line of mainframes are omitted from the overall scorecard, growth in the general-purpose computer market was relatively flat this past year.

Cries for protection of U. CCA software to work for you. Bank of America forecast U. Computer Mart Growth Forecast Meaningful recovery from the worldwide recession will occur only if there is a prolonged recovery in the U.

According to International Data Corp. In , this will mean matching IBM dollar for dollar, product for product, Weil observed in a recent interview.

In fact, with a general slowing of world demand, they're apt to become even more feisty. Japan watchers are looking for real growth of between 2. In a recent report, the White House U. All the major Japanese mainframe vendors have interests in U. As of this writing, more than 30 "Our objective: In short, help the firm make more money while at the same time being better able to serve the needs of their clients.

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Next year will be better, but only slightly. As one analyst put it, "If the recovery is sustained at all in , it will do so only with a lot of luck. ICL will vigorously target the U. In France, on the other hand, the recession may be just picking up steam, economists say. Meanwhile, will see a continuation of rapid and sustained growth in software sales in Sweden, supplied greatly by U. Complete and concise, these guides will offer detailed listings and extensive information in specific product areas.

There will be no other way to get it! Protectionism Selling High Technology By Jake Kirchner The persistently stagnant economies afflicting most of the world's industrial nations have created a crisis in the trade relations between the U. However, most observers expect things to get worse before they get better. Jones, resident scholar at the Washington, D. Our allies, in turn, cite the U.

The resulting ministerial meeting of the Gatt was held in Geneva, Switzerland, in late Novem- Continued on Page 60 Selling High Technology Paae 60 Continued from Page 59 ber, the first such high-level gathering in eight years. In addition, the U. The time has come," he said, "to let our trading partners know that we are no longer willing to tolerate one-way streets.

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Z80 is a trademark and product of Zilog. If we can't add jobs through trade, we can at least stop the erosion of employment caused by foreign imports, the argument goes. The bottom line is there's a lot of politics in this — not partisan politics, but survival politics. As you can see, the purchase price of a diskette is a small fraction of the total cost of ownership. So why not pay a few cents more for the best diskette available? Every penny you think you save on the purchase of magnetic media could cost you dearly.

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And the failure of the recent ministerial meeting at the Gatt [General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade] to put the brakes on protectionism jeopardizes the high-tech companies, because it is an area where we have the most to lose, quite simply. Now we're at a fork in the road [trying to decide] which of those two paths we take.

Everybody loses when you start clamping down. There are short-term victories and long-term losses. I think the situation Arthur A. Connect to your mainframe host to get and give data. Cord Cable Company - 3rd Ave. Finan confirmed that point when he said the outcome of. Well, I call it stupid. On the plus side, the U.

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Overcapacity, he claims, led to weak prices. Once the physical demand for semiconductor products picks up, there will be an upturn in prices and profits, Hinkelman predicts.

AMD began preparing for the recovery they were sure was just around the corner. However, the surge in orders was only temporary, and Intel, which had hired 3, extra people, was forced to impose a salary freeze. Rothschild, Unterberg, Towbin, Inc. There are likely to be shortages and dislocations over the next six months, and the leading companies are likely to dominate production at the cost of the smaller vendors.

Because of this, the semiconductor industry is less prone than in the past to lead the economy out of a recession, several analysts have noted. When a vendor goes below the break-even point, he loses a lot of money; above that point, he starts making a lot of money. Among the companies believed heading for major. Some analysts believe there could be realignments within the industry.

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The list grows, so check with us for an update. The countries we currently represent are: For subscription or advertising rate information on any of our publications around the world, write to the publication at the address below. One of the major ways U. In static memories, the issue for the coming year is whether U. James Magid of New York's L. What is the gray market? The chip dealers essentially "launder" the stolen chips. There is also a reverse trade.

Those parts find their way into the gray market and end up with some street vendor in Hong Kong, for instance. There are a lot of holes in the organizational structures of many companies which have grown rapidly over a few years," Zietzke said.

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But it may not be long before artificial intelligence makes a gradual appearance on the commercial front, according to Howard K. Dicken, president of DM Data, Inc. But none have announced a commercial product. Very specialized packages, on the other hand, have limited audiences and can be difficult to cost justify in a large corporation. The Storage Controversy Current methods of storing data have long been criticized as lagging behind improvements in processor technology.

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What are your services going to be, what kind of information will you need, what are you going to be doing five to 10 years out? Information per se is useless. It used to be very exciting when they started gathering data about who was going to win. People remember things that are unique. Those things are rarely in a data processing information storage system.

Often, we don't know what to collect, so we collect everything. The next evil is we don't have any courage about what to throw away or ignore. But we have an image from something of the past, which is the reason we reject the change. We have a vague image of the future that allows us to accept and shape the change. Then we share it with the rest of the staff — and that means from the grass roots to the president of the bank.

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Many of those forces are economic. While inflation and interest rates are down, the federal deficit, unemployment and business failures are at post-Depres- sion highs. Some economists see no upturn until , an election year. The technological fabric is international and interdependent, and we have become one computer world. From this perspective, promises to be an eventful year. Chief among them are end-user computing and the pervasive use of microcomputers.

Many DP shops have been buffeted by these changes and successfully addressed them; those that have not cannot remain immune. Within this issue you'll find articles that explore these and other topics.

Ten Years Ago Dec. The purpose was to avoid ambiguity. The argument that thieves should be punished cannot be challenged in the abstract. Similarly, Computerworld has no basis for the contention that attempts to punish thieves using computers will in some way assist those who want to secure data and the means of processing it. There is no data to support that position. I believe it not to be true. Many of the people responsible for the management of DP facilities have not yet taken the most basic steps to secure their data.

They do not need information provided by attempts at prosecution, as the editorial suggests. It is not the case that DP directors have protected their data against all of the problems they are aware of and now need only to hear of some more offenses and how they happened to add to their list of already-implemented security measures.

We're better advised to implement these measures than to prosecute everybody who succumbs to temptations to which they were unnecessarily exposed. President Robert Courtney, Inc. The song tells the story of a good, indeed a very good, though limited, talent. The phenomenon can be observed in a number of DP departments.

Of course, all of us are aware of the difficult times that those without DP skills, are having. As you probably know, hiring- has come to a virtual standstill around the country except for individuals with talents in short supply, namely, those in data processing and those with such distinguished specialties as hamburger tossing.

Beware of the Sickness It's not my way to be a pessimist, but this has to be said: I know this because it's just around the corner from mine. A few months ago, a good friend, an independent consultant who probably is the best urban planner in Washington, D. The specialist usually possesses such intimate knowledge of both the individual programs and the entire system that he can explain, often without consulting the code, where to make changes in order to effect desired results.

High-Quality Results No question about it, the results produced by the specialist are often of high quality! The results were a universally cold shoulder: There were no new urban development programs, or plans for any, and no end-of-fiscal-year-fund- ing to boot. One who was dropped from the roster had this to say about the experience: After all, the firm had been around for over a quarter century. I was with it for nearly four years, and I figured that, one way or another, it would bail itself out.

One Friday, I walked into the office, heard the announcement, was given the specialist maintains. Over time, the system becomes the sole province of the specialist. No one else would, in many instances no one else could, make changes to the system without the guidance of the specialist. Is such a situation good? Does it really beriefit either the individual or the organization?

Jn such a situation, the specialist will, over time, often find that the technical world has begun to pass him by. I was stunned, I was angry, I was frustrated. At least I thought I did. But there were plenty of jobs: Then I stood in my first line to wait for an unemployment check: I became really depressed. Often, his system, once it is up and operating correctly, will continue with the same basic technology for a considerable length of time. Questions Still Remain While satisfaction can be gained, should be gained, from doing a job well, these questions still remain: False Sense of Security Often, however, this creates a false sense of security.

Because the job is being done, the requirement for adequate backup is overlooked or put off. This can prove to be fatal. What happens when the specialist is unavailable? As this develops, one caution should be observed. I'm tempted to become a Real User.

I assume that Kalafus is not self- employed and that he works within the field of data processing. Trouble is like many religious prophets of ancient history, they were rejected at the time, cast as dour harbingers of gloom and doom. Here are four names and their very public warnings that attempted to jolt the financial and banking sectors out of their sleepy stroll toward the abyss before , as well as their predictions for the next big one, and what to look out for. President of consultancy A.

Describes Gold, "he warned his newsletter subscribers about a housing bust and wholesale deleveraging of household debt that would hobble the economy for years.

John Paulson contacted Shilling in August He called housing a bubble a year before it peaked and warned of bigger problems ahead for the economy and the markets. Per Howard Gold's interview:. But the biggest danger, Stack told me, is from low-quality corporate debt. But though delivered in genteel academic lingo, his paper was powerful and prescient.

You get lulled into taking more leverage than perhaps you can handle. Rajan also sees potential problems in U. Described by Gold, he "said a housing bust would lead to a drop in consumer spending, a bear market, and a recession though at first he thought it would be a mild one , and that credit default swaps CDSs posed a systemic risk. The Dow bottomed at 6, The CDS market is huge, in the hundreds of trillions of dollars and growing dramatically… There is no agency overseeing counter-party risk.

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