The new WPACFIN standard operating environment centered around the IBM-compatible MS-DOS microcomputer and the dBASE data base management system
. The microcomputer revolution soon reached all participating agencies, and they began expanding their use of computers beyond their fisheries data sections to their fisheries biologists, and wildlife and administrative sections.
Recurring costs of a computer system typically include data preparation and conversion to the computer readable form; data transmission from the point of entry to the processing unit and back to the user upon processing; operation of the system; control of input, processing and output; documentation of programs and systems, maintaining of files on-line, on-site or off-site; operating system and application program maintenance; data base management system
maintenance; operations' security and data processing administration.
If the data are in several files, however, they'll probably have to be merged by a data base management system
prior to word processing.
* A financial and administrative data base management system
An ADP system includes (but is not limited to) a mainfi2me, stand-alone or networked microcomputer system, data base management system
, and a system that uses or incorporates tectronic data interchange or an electronic storage system.
The interface between Unigraphics and the Oracle Corp.'s (Redwood Shores, Calif.) relational data base management system
is handled by rules-based software from Icad Inc.
For background, we measured the satellite's Stat testing rate, using a data base management system
to pinpoint ordering patterns by physician, day of the week, and other potentially useful gauges.