Data processing at FNB has grown at a much faster pace than the rest of the bank.
The systems and programming staff grew from twelve in 1970 to more than
seventy-five during the first part of 1977. Because of several future projects, the
staff was expected to increase by 50 percent during the next two years.
Prior to 1972, the Information Services Department reported to the executive
vice president of the Consumer Banking and Operations Division. As a result, the
first banking applications to be computerized were in the demand deposit, savings, and consumer credit banking areas. The computer was seen as a tool to