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Issue 4 • July-Aug. 1999

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  • What's at stake in DOJ versus Microsoft

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):73 - 76
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  • Philipe Kahn and the rise of wireless technology

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):80 - 79
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  • The directory-enabled enterprise

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):14 - 17
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    The network directory, formerly just a background technology for storing resource and user profiles, is now becoming a powerful tool for policy-based management. New directory products can store policies to regulate how users and applications access network resources. And a new breed of directory services permits linking directories for global updates or to marshal resources for critical tasks. Fo... View full abstract»

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  • Affordable ways to improve application development

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):47 - 52
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    If an important client suddenly required that you conform to a process standard, could you afford to do so? Could you afford not to? The 3P Process Improvement Strategy is the answer. Two cases illustrate its benefits. In one case, a CMM Level 1 organization underwent a CMM based assessment for Internal Process Improvement less than one year after working with elements of 3P. The certifying agency... View full abstract»

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  • Building digital metropolis: Chicago's future networks

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):40 - 46
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    After Y2K, what's the best way to position your organization for e-commerce, information sharing, and resource use? Here's one city's plan. In 1997, the Metropolitan Planning Council of Chicago concluded that the digital network infrastructure was becoming vital to the health of the entire region. Yet the council also saw that infrastructure development was disjointed and likely to be incomplete. ... View full abstract»

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  • Get wireless: a mobile technology spectrum

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):18 - 23
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    Mobile computing applications allow anytime, anywhere access to the Internet and corporate intranets. For several reasons, the market for wireless data services has grown at a much slower rate than wireless voice. Until recently, portable data devices were bulky, required heavy batteries, and didn't have integrated networking. Wireless services have also had to contend with narrow bandwidths, high... View full abstract»

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  • Surprising facts about implementing ERP

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):65 - 68
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    An ERP environment emphasizes constant change and reassessment of organizational processes and strategic vendor alliances. Processes are standardized, but they aren't static. Unlike the legacy systems that inhibit making changes, regular ERP updates force change on already dynamic organizations. The real difficulty in implementing an ERP isn't because it's a new system or because it means making c... View full abstract»

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  • Taking advantage of real-time collaboration tools

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):25 - 30
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    The I'Net age (the combination of the Internet, intranets, and extranets) supports real-time or synchronous interaction. Synchronous interactions are those in which a response typically occurs in less than 10 seconds. Relying on a standard Java-enabled 4.x browser, many organizations are collaborating in real time on decisions, proposals, customer service, e-commerce, marketing documents, and more... View full abstract»

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  • The competitive edge of risk entrepreneurs

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):69 - 73
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    Product cycles are too short; markets are deregulating too rapidly. Innovative products and services relentlessly flood the marketplace. Often fielded by previously unknown companies, these new products cause severe market turbulence and unexpected discontinuities. For companies to prosper in this competitive environment, merely improving the efficiency of processes will not substitute for lagging... View full abstract»

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  • Building an enterprise architecture step by step

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):31 - 39
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    For most organizations, getting started may be the hardest part of building an enterprise information technology architecture. One reason is that people have only a hazy idea of how to use a systematic architecting process to achieve specific goals. The entire idea of enterprise architecting seems grand and out of reach, so they feel more comfortable chipping away at it with patches. Unfortunately... View full abstract»

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IT has emerged as an exciting, robust field unto itself, drawing on applications, data engineering, algorithms, system software, computer systems organization, and other contemporary computer technologies as applied to business problems.

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