The Incomplete History of Integration

May 09, 2005

The link between accounting and technology is a deep one. The word “computer” stems from the Latin computare, which means “to count or sum up.” In 1890, a former U.S. Census Bureau employee developed the first automated information processing equipment. In 1911, that invention helped form the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (C-T-R), which has generated impressive results by automating the way business people compute figures.

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