An Executive's Guide to Information Technology: Principles, Business Models, and Terminology

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Cambridge University Press, May 17, 2007 - Technology & Engineering
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Assessing the most valuable technology for an organization is becoming a growing challenge for business professionals confronted with an expanding array of options. This 2007 book is an A-Z compendium of technological terms written for the non-technical executive, allowing quick identification of what the term is and why it is significant. This is more than a dictionary - it is a concise review of the most important aspects of information technology from a business perspective: the major advantages, disadvantages and business value propositions of each term are discussed, as well as sources for further reading, and cross-referencing with other terms where applicable. The essential elements of each concept are covered in a succinct manner so the reader can quickly obtain the required knowledge without wading through exhaustive descriptions. With over 200 terms, this is a valuable reference for non- and semi-technical managers, executives and graduate students in business and technology management.
 

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Contents

Section 1
58
Section 2
158
Section 3
218
Section 4
252

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About the author (2007)

Dr Robert Plant obtained his PhD in Computer Science at the University of Liverpool, England, in 1987. He is currently an associate professor at the School of Business Administration, at the University of Miami, and specializes in teaching MIS Strategy both here and at other universities and companies. His research interests focus on the role of information systems in strategic management.

Dr Stephen Murrell obtained a D. Phil in Computation in 1986 from the Oxford University's Programming Research Group. He is currently a lecturer in Computer Engineering at the University of Miami, where he specializes in teaching Programming, Algorithms, and Operating Systems. His primary area of research is in Programming Languages.

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