Computer systems have become an important element of the world
economy, with billions of dollars spent each year on development,
manufacture, operation, and maintenance. Combining coverage of
computer system reliability, safety, usability, and other related
topics into a single volume, Computer System Reliability: Safety
and Usability eliminates the need to consult many different and
diverse sources in the hunt for the information required to design
better computer systems. After presenting introductory aspects of
computer system reliability such as safety, usability-related facts
and figures, terms and definitions, and sources for obtaining
useful information on computer system reliability, safety, and
usability, the book: * Reviews mathematical concepts considered
useful to understanding subsequent chapters * Presents various
introductory aspects of reliability, safety, and usability and
computer system reliability basics * Covers software reliability
assessment and improvement methods * Discusses important aspects of
software quality and human error and software bugs in computer
systems * Highlights software safety and Internet reliability *
Details important aspects of software usability including the need
for considering usability during the software development phase,
software usability engineering process, software usability
inspection methods, software usability test methods, and guidelines
for conducting software usability testing * Elucidates web
usability facts and figures, common design errors, web page design,
tools for evaluating web usability, and questions to evaluate
website message communication effectiveness * Examines important
aspects of computer system life cycle costing Written by systems
reliability expert B.S. Dhillon, the book is accessible to all
levels of readership, making it useful to beginners and seasoned
professionals alike. Reflecting practical trends in computer
engineering especially in the area of software, Dhillon emphasizes
the importance of usability in software systems and expands
reliability to web usability and management. It provides methods
for designing systems with increased reliability, safety, and
|Country of origin:
B. S Dhillon
||234 x 156 x 19mm (L x W x T)
||Hardcover - Unsewn / adhesive bound
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