Dealing with information
In the 1990s computer technology is increasingly being used to record, store and analyse both physical and financial information. A number of computer based financial recording systems are available that will assist in the preparation of an annual cash budget, record actual financial transactions and provide comparisons between the planned and actual state of affairs. They also facilitate farm production management and provide performance analysis. To encompass in this workshop an analysis of different production and financial recording systems is asking too much. This workshop will focus on day to day management information systems for written material. The system we shall describe is cheap, simple, has structure, saves time and it works. Sophisticated systems usually look good, require considerable diligence and in the long term, often don't work. We shall also look briefly into the future and attempt to see what that has in store. Our main focus will be based on the printed media be it hard copy or electronic.... [Show full abstract]
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