Computer System Reliability: Safety and Usability, 1st Edition

  • B. S. Dhillon
  • Published By: CRC Press
  • ISBN-10: 1466573139
  • ISBN-13: 9781466573130
  • DDC: 004.2
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 250 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

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 usability.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Author.
1: Basic Mathematical Concepts.
2: Reliability, Safety, and Usability Basics.
3: Computer System Reliability Basics.
4: Software Reliability Assessment and Improvement Methods.
5: Software Quality.
6: Human Error and Software Bugs in Computer Systems.
7: Software Safety and Internet Reliability.
8: Software Usability.
9: Web Usability.
10: Computer System Life-Cycle Costing.
Appendix: Bibliography of Literature on Computer System Reliability, Safety, and Usability.