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Issue 5 • Sep 2001

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  • TV gets personal [personal video recorders]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):9 - 13
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (4)
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    The personal video recorder (PVR)-a TV recorder that records on a computer hard disc as opposed to tape-has evolved as a direct consequence of the development of the PC as a low-cost, high-performance consumer product. Sharing many features with a PC with tens of gigabytes of hard disc storage, the PVR has the potential to revolutionise the way broadcasters schedule TV programmes and the way viewe... View full abstract»

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  • Putting computers to work [Lyons Electronic Office]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):27 - 29
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    Fifty years after British catering company J.C. Lyons embarked on a project to develop its own 'electronic office', the author recalls how an act of faith resulted in the creation of the world's first business IT system. Lyons decided to build an electronic computer to master the mountains of paper in its offices. Business computing was unknown and Lyons Electronic Office effectively started with ... View full abstract»

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  • Are you protecting your intellectual property?

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):15 - 17
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    Engineers are employed for their ideas and ingenuity. Patents protect their inventions or programs. Accountants are rapidly becoming aware of the value of all such intellectual property rights (IPRs), even to the extent of a few forward looking companies putting IPRs on their balance sheet as assets. The author describes some of the legal ramifications involved in ensuring this intellectual proper... View full abstract»

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  • Making the team [project team building and leadership]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):33 - 36
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    The author outlines the role of team building and team leadership in successful project management. Different teams work in radically dissimilar environments, although it can be argued that it is the project team environment that is the most complex to analyse, as each project is unique and the conditions for team selection and motivation are often less than ideal. All this implies an overwhelming... View full abstract»

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  • A neat idea [photonic crystal fibre]

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):19 - 23
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Photonic crystal fibre could mark the start of a new era in optical communications. The author describes the work of Philip Russell in the development of this technology which is based on the photonic bandgap of crystals. The physics involved is explained and the development and manufacture of the photonic crystal fibre is described. The need to reduce losses is mentioned. The advantages of photon... View full abstract»

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  • The case for configuration management

    Publication Year: 2001, Page(s):37 - 41
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    The author describes the role of configuration management in ensuring the effective control of information before, throughout, and beyond, the product life cycle. The author explains what is meant by configuration management and then describes the four key elements involved: identification, change management, status accounting, and audit/review. As a case study the author briefly outlines the Adva... View full abstract»

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