Computerised payroll's Golden anniversary

Kashflow logo
Share this content

Philip Whiteley celebrates the pioneers who built a payroll computer application from scratch, 50 years ago. It was a British first.

(This article first appeared in Payroll World)

Programmers with grey hairs often quip that their younger contemporaries are spoilt with excessive computer power. One told me: 'When I started, I built my own computers from a BBC kit with a limited amount of memory on magnetic tape. You get very disciplined about how much you use. That has stayed with me even to today.'

Imagine the task of the designers of the first ever computerized payroll. It was a little earlier than you might have thought. In February 1954, Lyons' Bakeries went live with...

Please Login or Register to read the full article

The full article is available to registered AccountingWEB.co.uk members only. To read the rest of this article you’ll need to login or register. Registration is FREE and allows you to view all content, ask questions, comment and much more.

About AccountingWEB

Replies

Please login or register to join the discussion.

There are currently no replies, be the first to post a reply.

Related content