Random Interrogation of a Large File
All businesses are concerned with the problem of obtaining information quickly. In some cases the time scale is instantaneous; for example, the catalyst plant of an oil refinery. In other cases immediacy, while not essential, is nevertheless desirable; for example, a credit customer of a departmental store will be prepared to wait, say, five minutes for the information regarding her account, but not for an hour.
KeywordsLarge File Head Office Case Immediacy Accounting Project Credit Customer
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