Mainframe downsizing to upsize your business: IT-preneuring
This comprehensive volume presents detailed interviews of numerous MIS managers and directors from top companies who have made the transition from mainframe computers to smaller computers--showing how they did it and the trials and tribulations they experienced along the way. It provides MIS managers with frameworks and criteria for charting their own paths off the mainframe.
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The Downsizing Revolution
The Economics Behind Downsizing
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