ERIC Number: ED079979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Computers and Telecommunications. Economic, Technical and Organisational Issues.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's Computer Utilization Group formed a Policy Panel. Its purpose was to assist its member governments by surveying the state of the art of computers and information utilities, to analyze applications and alternative policies relevant to conditions in member countries, and to make policy recommendations. Part I of this report contains the Panel's recommendations that member countries: 1) identify or establish means of coordinating research and operational aspects of computer/communications systems; 2) coordinate large scale experimental programs; and 3) identify analytical procedures to determine cost/benefit criteria, user needs, technical standards, and economic factors. Part II consists of a consultant's background report which deals with economic, technical, and organizational issues. It reviews a) the basic concepts of, interaction between, and interdependence of computers and telecommunications, b) the services offered, c) the dangers of manipulation, d) macro-economic and market entry issues, e) economic and political constraints, and f) national programs. (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Communications, Computers, Economic Factors, Information Needs, Information Networks, Information Science, Information Services, Information Systems, Institutional Cooperation, International Organizations, International Programs, National Programs, Policy Formation, Political Issues, State of the Art Reviews, Telecommunications
OECD Publications, 2, rue Andre-Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France (OECD no. 31.445 1973 $5.75)
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France).