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Issue 4 • Date April 1994

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  • EEs in the boardroom [electrical engineers]

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):20 - 24
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    The key factor an electrical engineer brings to a board is confidence in technology related decisions. Electrical engineers seem to think differently from the executives, financiers, and lawyers who make up most large boards. And this different pattern of thought applies not just to technical issues, but to all the diverse situations faced by boards, to the benefit of those boards. The author desc... View full abstract»

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  • Smart cars, smart highways

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):27 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (28)  |  Patents (12)
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    Advanced electronics is being used to unclog the transportation network and allow private vehicles, trucks, buses and trains to move further faster. already a range of technologies and ideas have been explored, deployed, and tested as part of the Intelligent Vehicle Highway System programs in the United States and Japan, and in the Road Transport Informatics program in Europe. The authors describe... View full abstract»

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  • Complying with Union rules

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):34 - 37
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    Trade with today's European Union must tangle with a complex new set of more stringent product requirements. The single market created in Europe has brought a host of new directives designed to control the way suppliers must certify and sell products within the European Union. The author describes how those who want to sell there must understand what the rules imply and how to satisfy them.<> View full abstract»

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  • Degrees and diversity at work

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):38 - 42
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    A study of of over 3000 engineers and scientists employed in the United States explored the interplay of levels of education with gender and native versus immigrant status. The results suggest that some of these R&D professionals may be underutilised and perhaps less effective than they could be.<> View full abstract»

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  • Engineering workstations and PCs

    Publication Year: 1994
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    This report looks at client-server demands, low-cost workstations, network backup, and optical disc drives. A major reason for the client-server shift is economic. People can get a lot more computing power for their money if they use networks of workstations and PCs effectively rather than terminals tethered to a single mainframe. So it is not surprising that there is the concomitant shift to lowe... View full abstract»

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  • Client-server trends

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):48 - 50
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    The call is out for software developers and information system managers to support the move to mission-critical client-server applications. These are the findings of a survey of 683 of those in attendance at the 1993 Database World and Client-Server World Show. Their responses reflected a multifaceted market-one that is driven by a universal desire for greater programming productivity-and showed t... View full abstract»

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  • Which low-end workstation?

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):51 - 54
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    The choice of an inexpensive unit has grown harder, requiring qualitative and quantitative analysis of technical and business data. The author provides rules for the selection of the right low-cost system from the variety offered today, with storage backup a major consideration. A list of available workstations is given.<> View full abstract»

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  • Backing up the network

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):66 - 70
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    By now, the necessity of backing up data networks is obvious. How to do it in an open, heterogeneous computing environment is not as obvious. Vital as it is, backup for heterogeneous networks will remain a problem until standards are implemented. A list is given of tape back up systems including 8 mm tape, DAT, DC6000, DC2000 and TEAC.<> View full abstract»

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  • The multimedia drive

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):77 - 83
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    Because of its density, optical storage is a natural not only for multimedia, but for backing up networks and distributing tons of software. The author describes how optical and CD-ROM storage systems complement magnetic-tape backup systems and bring new system capabilities.<> View full abstract»

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