response, hundreds of data bases have been created and added to the network
along with the original telephone directory services.
While no one in this business, no one engaged in providing information
services, is suggesting that information will displace industrial activities as the
major economic activity in the global economy, it is clear that information
services do contribute to and enhance all aspects of industrial life, and in so
doing they generate wealth.
Information leverages materials, labor, and capital. By so doing, it offers a
competitive challenge to every business. It is not surprising that a bandwagon
is forming that will, in the 1990s, extend the reach and power of information
into the far reaches of our economy and the economies of the rest of the world.
Paul Hawken, The Next Economy ( New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983).
For a more detailed description of the components of the Information Industry Map
Paul G. Zurkowski, "Integrating America's Infostructure," The Journal of the American Society for Information Science, vol. 35, no. 3 ( 1984).
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Global Corporate Intelligence:Opportunities, Technologies, and Threats in the 1990s.
Contributors: George S. Roukis - Editor, Hugh Conway - Editor, Bruce H. Charnov - Editor.
Publisher: Quorum Books.
Place of publication: New York.
Publication year: 1990.
Page number: 90.
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