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Waves of power : dynamics of global technology leadership, 1964-2010 /
David C. Moschella.
New York : AMACOM, c1997.
xx, 300 p. : ill.
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New York : AMACOM, c1997.
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Includes index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1997-09:
What this work may lack in broad-based research support it readily offsets with intimate subject knowledge and logical discussion and analysis. For those who did not experience the evolution of computing power and hardware from the dinosaur mainframes to the desktop powerhouses of today, Waves of Power provides background and orientation essential to understanding the dynamics of information technology in the future. Moschella (Computerworld magazine columnist) examines the forces of technology development, organizational dynamics, factors of production, and the realities of an international business environment and integrates these elements in a comprehensive and lucid manner. This book is both an exciting historical document and a forceful projection of the future direction of what many believe to be the largest business sector of the world economy. While many users of information technology can relate to the concepts of the PC and network environments, the author's forecast of "enterprise computing" offers both experienced and new users a view of an intriguing frontier. The accuracy of Moschella's projections may not be as important as the framework he provides for readers preparing to work and succeed with information technology in the 21st century. General readers; upper-division undergraduate through professional collections. R. Havranek; SUNY Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome
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Waves of Power provides a clear and concise examination of how the convergence of computers, communications, and consumer electronics will fundamentally change global competition in what is now the world's most important industry. Why has the $500 billion computer industry always been dominated by a few U.S., European, and Japanese vendors like IBM, Microsoft, and Intel? How will this pattern of dominant vendor leadership change as the Information Technology (IT) industry moves into a new, network-centric era?These are just a few of the intriguing issues addressed in this "big-picture" look at the IT business. By examining the technology industry's past and future, this book enables anyone in the IT or related industries to develop a far-reaching framework with which to understand the IT industry of the 21st century.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Overview
Reassessing IBM's Legacyp. 1
Understanding the Second Wave: The Power of a Paradigm Shiftp. 13
Global Competition in the PC Era: What Happened to Japan?p. 41
Technology Evolves: Intel and Microsoft Head Toward the Enterprisep. 61
Time Out for Some Datap. 85
Understanding the Network-Centric Erap. 97
Toward a Converged Industry Value Chainp. 113
Applications Drive Structurep. 129
Global Hardware Competition in the Network-Centric Erap. 143
Global Software Competition in the Network-Centric Erap. 163
Transmission Servicesp. 179
Competition Between Nationsp. 199
Implications for Enterprise Computingp. 217
Evolution of the Consumer Marketp. 231
The Role of Governmentp. 243
The Fourth Wave: Toward a Content-Centric IT Industryp. 261
Waves of Powerp. 279
Indexp. 291
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