IT Perspectives Conference

IT Perspectives Conference

The Future of Information Technology

1st Edition - January 1, 1988

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  • Author: Unknown Author
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483142135

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IT Perspectives Conference is a documentation of the top-level conference sponsored by the publishers of Computer Weekly, which aims to examine the issues that concern computer professionals and to provide at least some of the answers while indicating the directions which IT may be expected to take moving on to the 1990s. Leading figures from the IT industry and from major computer users show how they are tackling the transition from the limited task based approach of traditional computing to the more wide-ranging strategic issues implicit in the concept of information as a resource to be managed, used competitively, and even sold. In looking towards a future characterized by transaction-oriented systems, online databases, and distributed processing, the significance of tools such as fourth generation languages and computer-assisted software engineering is described and the vital role of communications at all levels from local area networks to the development of international standards is examined. This book will be useful to anyone wishing to discern the main trends in IT development and computer systems implementation as they set out to develop the systems of the 1990s.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Opening Address

    Session 1: Supplier Perspectives

    A Global View

    The IBM View

    The DEC View

    A UK View

    Session 2: Communications Perspectives

    LANs: Opening up the Future

    Eurosinet: Raising the Standards

    Bringing Integrated Network Services to the Desk

    Communications Technology Trends and Their Implications

    Session 3: User Perspectives

    The User View

    Thinking Big

    Shifting the Software Logjam

    Successful Systems Development

    Harnessing User Power

    Session 4: Future Perspectives

    Where Next for the Computer Industry?

    Future of Computing Services in the UK

    Can IT Stimulate the Revival of British Industry?

    Seizing the Initiative: The Strategic Use of IT

    Computing in the 1990s

Product details

  • No. of pages: 230
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2014
  • Published: January 1, 1988
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483142135

About the Author

Unknown Author

Dr. Sam Stuart is a physiotherapist and a research Fellow within the Balance Disorders Laboratory, OHSU. His work focuses on vision, cognition and gait in neurological disorders, examining how technology-based interventions influence these factors. He has published extensively in world leading clinical and engineering journals focusing on a broad range of activities such as real-world data analytics, algorithm development for wearable technology and provided expert opinion on technology for concussion assessment for robust player management. He is currently a guest editor for special issues (sports medicine and transcranial direct current stimulation for motor rehabilitation) within Physiological Measurement and Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, respectively.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, Northumbria University, UK Honorary Physiotherapist, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, North Shields, UK

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