Computer installations have been widely heralded as the tools required for the belt tightening operations induced by expensive energy, expensive labor and expensive money. The intent of this discussion is to provide a beginning basis for evaluation of the potential of micro and mini computer system applications. These general areas of discussion emerge:

1. When are computers likely to be appropriate?

2. What is the technical feasibility of the application?

3. Is there a history for such applications?

4. What will be the cost of the application and what benefits are already identifiable?

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