Business, Information Technology and Society

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Index

a
Africa 39 , 50 , 215
Alta Vista 46-8
American Airlines 146
Amsterdam 57 , 221 , 239
Apple Macintosh 26 , 122 , 181 , 228
Artificial Intelligence 27 , 29 , 97 , 230
Asia 39 , 50 , 103 , 215
AT&T Corp 44-5 , 102
Australia 41
automating approach 155 , 188-90

b
Babbage, Charles 20 , 28 , 80
bandwidth 53 , 128 , 230
batch processing:
computing 30 , 49 , 137-9 , 142 ;
manufacturing 176
Bell Telephone Co 44-5 , 84 , 89
Big Sky Telegraph 221
binary numbers 4 , 21-3 , 25 , 26 , 32 , 91 , 230 , 232
Borland International 40-2
BPR (Business Process Reengineering 151-3 , 231
Brazil 41 , 51
broadcasting 32 , 43 , 59 , 70 , 72 , 83 , 89-91
Business Process Reengineering see BPR

c
California 40 , 216 , 221
Canada 41 , 49 , 51 , 215
central processor unit (CPU) 20 , 22 , 24-5 , 28 , 232
Checkland, Peter 14 , 36
Chicago 41 , 44
China 41 , 103 , 215
chip, silicon 4 , 38 , 55 , 73 ;
CPU and 24 , 28 ;
design right and 119 , 121 , 134 ;
manufacture 83 , 152 , 223 ;
memory 22 , 58 , 237 ;
RISC 25 ;
as technological breakthrough 29 ;
see also DRAM, RAM, ROM, VLSI
Coca-Cola 120 , 143
communication 9 , 37 ;
community 217-22 ;
external business 4 ;
infrastructure 208 ;
internal business4;
skills 199
communications industry 38-58 ;
markets 53 , 56 , 58 ;
regulation of 89-91 , 128-9 , 132-3
communications technology 39 ;
changes in 9 , 19 , 31-3 , 59 , 70 , 72 ;
computer networks and 20 , 37 , 100 ;
convergence with computer technology 3-4 , 10 , 19 , 33 , 56 , 82 , 234 ;
multi-media 23 , 215 ;
see also telecommunications
community:
centres 217 ;
developer 40 ;
global/world 69 , 72 , 205 ;
life 206-7 ; 216-21
local 165 , 216-21 ;
power in 69 , 72 ;
web 46
Community Memory 221
community networking 217-22
competitive advantage 142-59
computer abuse 126-33
confidentiality 117 , 120-1
copyright 5 , 67 , 118-19 , 121
CPU see central processor unit
CRAMM 87
crime 126-9
culture:
business/corporate 45 , 152 , 154-5 , 195 ;
cyberspace and 211-14 ;
globalization and 104 ;
net 211 ;
organizational 6 , 33 , 53 , 168 , 187
cybercrime see crime
cyberspace 211-14

d
Darnton, Geoffrey 9 , 66 , 77
data flow diagrams 18 , 156-7

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures viii
  • Tables ix
  • Case Studies x
  • Boxes xi
  • Exercises xiii
  • Introduction xv
  • Acknowledgements xviii
  • Part I - The Environment of Computing 1
  • 1 - The Environment of Computing 3
  • Recommended Reading 36
  • 2 - The It Industry and the Information Economy 37
  • Recommended Reading 77
  • 3 - Government, Globalization and Information Technology 78
  • 4 - Regulating Computing 105
  • Part II - The Workplace and It 135
  • 5 - It and Organizations 137
  • 6 - It and Jobs 174
  • Part III - It and the Environment 203
  • 7 - It and Society 205
  • Glossary 230
  • On-Line Resources 239
  • Bibliography 241
  • Index 249
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