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computer operation

[kəm′pyüd·ər äp·ə′rā·shən]
(computer science)
The electronic action that is required in a computer to give a desired computation.
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Officials with the three departments said they were working on merging many of the computer operations.
Previously she was computer operations manager with Central Vermont Public Service in Rutland.
During his first year on the job, Cangemi's division brought the company's system up to speed by upgrading its internal computer operations and by building the necessary connections in its computer system to allow it to dial into the two major national EDI networks, run by GE and IBM, and to pull down orders from the major department stores that are its customers.
Some clients have control procedures that require personnel essentially to manually verify certain computer operations, thereby checking the completeness and accuracy of the computer output.
The program, commonly termed a "virus" but more accurately described in computer jargon as a "worm," invaded more than 6,000 computers linked by ARPANET and other data communications networks, disrupting computer operations at numerous universities and research centers.
Large operators have the financial resources to make large investments in facilities and efficient computer operations, and have cross-marketing opportunities.
The major initial cost of $16 million was for the Information Technology Agency, which oversees the computer operations of the city.
5 million square-foot complex, which has been owned and occupied by IBM since 1955, will be purchased by the State of New York for consolidation of its computer operations.
However, using the same links, they can destroy or alter a rival's data, eavesdrop on private communications or pass on insidious computer programs capable of proliferating like viruses, overwhelming networks and taking over computer operations.
Photo: Front to back, Joe Mesina, senior computer operator; Don Seymore, senior operations consultant; and Frank Robles, an operator in the computer operations department, monitor the network system at 20th Century Insurance in Woodland Hills.
When sags, surges and impulse activities constantly occur, they become detrimental to computer operations and to the useful life of equipment.
Successfully implemented, these methods would make computer operations such as transferring funds, signing contracts and sending and receiving sensitive information more secure.

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