ERIC Number: ED377816
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Paradigm Shift: The New Promise of Information Technology.
Tapscott, Don; Caston, Art
A fundamental change is taking place in the nature and application of technology in business, a change with profound and far-reaching implications for companies of every size and shape. A multimillion dollar research program conducted by the DMR Group, Inc., studied more than 4,500 organizations in North America, Europe, and the Far East to investigate the nature and impact of changes in technology. The synthesis and analysis of this information indicate that information technology is going through its first paradigm shift. Driven by the demands of the competitive business environment and profound changes in the nature of computers, the information age is evolving into a second era. Computing platforms in most organizations today are not able to deliver the goods for corporate rebirth. It is only through open network computing that the open networked client/server enterprise can be achieved. In nontechnical language this book shows managers and professionals how to take immediate action for the short-term benefits of the new technology while positioning their organizations for long-term growth and transformation. Forty-five figures illustrate the discussion. (SLD)
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Communication, Change, Computer Networks, Computer Oriented Programs, Futures (of Society), Information Networks, Information Technology, Models, Technological Advancement
McGraw Hill, Inc., Professional Book Group, 11 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
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