The period 1983 - 1986:
The merger of the LEOK and the Physisch Laboratorium (PhL) took place on December
1, 1984. The new organisation of the TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory (TNO-FEL)
impacted the organisation of the computer operations as well. The Computer Group
of the Physisch Laboratorium was split and merged with the computer support team
of the LEOK. The new group Computers and Instruments (C&I) within the Laboratory
maintenance department became responsible for the day to day operations of the
systems and the network.
Within the Division 2 - System Development and Information Technology, the
system programmers of the LEOK and PhL were placed in the new section "System maintenance and Support"
being part of the research group 2.4
"Computer architecture and Data processing". After a year, the system programming activities and
a Software Service Desk (SSD) were recognised as a seperate group "System Management and Support (SMS)".