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"Determine the Application"
Author: Cihak, Howard J.
Published In: Computer Applications [Critical Issues in Facilities Management #1]
Date: 1987

Explains the concept of A-S-H (application, software, hardware), in which the intended application guides the software, which dictates the hardware most appropriate for the application.  Emphasizes the necessity of beginning with "what, precisely, is it that we want the computer to do?" rather than with the hardware or software.  Reviews general, financial, facilities management, energy management, and building management applications.

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