Information Technology Standards and Standardization: A Global Perspective: A Global Perspective

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Jakobs, Kai
Idea Group Inc (IGI), Jul 1, 1999 - Computers - 264 pages
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In light of the emerging global information infrastructure, information technology standards are becoming increasingly important. At the same time, however, the standards setting process has been criticized as being slow, inefficient and out of touch with market needs. What can be done to resolve this situation?

To provide a basis for an answer to this question, Information Technology Standards and Standardization: A Global Perspective paints as full a picture as possible of the varied and diverse aspects surrounding standards and standardization. This book will serve as a foundation for research, discussion and practice as it addresses trends, problems and solutions for and by numerous disciplines, such as economics, social sciences, management studies, politics, computer science and, particularly, users.

 

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Contents

Knowledge Age Standards A Brief Introduction to Their Dimensions
1
Consensus Versus Speed
19
The Standardization Process in ITToo Slow or Too Fast?
35
Institutional Dilemma in ICT Standardization Coordinating the Diffusion of Technology?
48
Selected Intellectual Property Issues in Standardization
63
Standardization and Intellectual Property Rights Conflicts Between Innovation and Diffusion in New Telecommunications Systems
80
Standards Strategy and Evaluation
103
The Role of Standards for Interoperating Information Systems
116
A StandardsBased Common Operational Environment
152
The Standardization Problem in NetworksA General Framework
168
Standardizing Retail Payment Instruments
186
Institutional Constraints in the Initial Deployment of Cellular Telephone Service on Three Continents
198
How to Distribute a Cake Before Cutting it into Pieces Alice in Wonderland or Radio Engineers Gang in the Nordic Countries?
222
The European Computer Driving Licence A Standard of Basic Competence for Personal Computer Users
240
About the Authors
257
Index
262

Establishing Standards for Business Components
131

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Page 2 - Gaillard, who defines a standard as "a formulation established verbally, in writing or hy any other graphical method, or by means of a model, sample or other physical means of representation, to serve during a certain period of time for defining, designating or specifying certain features of a unit or basis of measurement, a physical object, an action, a process, a method, a practice, a capacity, a function, a performance, a measure, an arrangement, a condition, a duty, a right, a responsibility,...

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Kai Jakobs joined Aachen University's (RWTH) Computer Science Department as a member of the technical staff in 1985. Over the years, his research interests moved away from the technical nuts and bolts of communication systems to socio-economic aspects with a focus on IT standardization. He is the co-author of a text book on data communications and more recently, five books on standards and standardization in IT. He has been on the program committees of numerous international conferences, and has also served as an external expert on evaluation panels of various European R&D programs, on both technical and socio-econimic issues. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Edinburgh. [Editor]

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