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IT i bank- och finanssektorn 1960–1985: Transkript av ett vittnesseminarium vid Tekniska museet
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology.
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

The witness seminar “IT i bank- och finanssektorn 1960–1985” [IT in the Banking and Finance Industry 1960-1985] was held at Tekniska museet [the National Museum of Science and Technology] in Stockholm on March 13, 2006 and was led by Rune Brandinger. Different aspects of the use of information systems and information technology in early days in Swedish banks were discussed and debated at the seminar. The discussion started with the first routines that were automated using computers. In the begin¬ning the emphasis was on rationalization and to automate time- and personnel-consuming tasks. Examples of such routines were payrolls and interest calculations. Soon computers and information systems were used to develop new products for the customers. Concerning competition, the main groups of competitors were the savings banks and the commercial banks. While these two groups were com¬peting, within the groups there was a lot of cooperation, especially regarding technical infrastructure and building common systems. This cooperation led to Sweden being at the forefront in many areas. Being among the first coun¬tries Sweden started with com¬puterized inter-bank clearing in 1968. The seminar also covered the introduction of automatic teller machines, where the Swedish savings banks were the first users, and after some trials with off-line machines the first real on-line machine was introduced in 1976. Besides the systems developed and used within the bank, the giro systems Bankgirot and Postgirot were discussed as well as the distributors and suppliers of the computes and the systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Filosofi och teknikhistoria , 2008. , 53 p.
Trita-HST, ISSN 1103-5277 ; 2008:2
Keyword [sv]
Banker, Bankgiro, Postgiro, Datorer och databehandling, Datorer historia, Teknikhistoria, Vittnesseminarium
National Category
History of Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4718ISBN: 978-91-7178-915-0OAI: diva2:13599
Available from: 2008-05-05 Created: 2008-05-05

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