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Issue 2 • Date April 1995

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  • Microelectronics in today's industrial revolution. It's about communication between people-the rest is technology. 2

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):89 - 95
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    The author describes a vision for education which highlights some of the good things to be expected from the intelligent application of new technologies. He believes in telecommunications and information technology as fundamentally positive forces in society. They are important drivers for economic growth, new employment and prosperity. But they also have an important role in a social and human di... View full abstract»

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  • Promoting effective competition in the provision of telecomms services. A further contribution to the telecomms network provisioning debate

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):83 - 87
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    It is now more than ten years since the passing of the 1984 Telecommunications Act, and still only a small proportion of UK telecomms users have an alternative to BT's hard-wired fixed local telecomms service. This article argues that the DTI and OFTEL have not succeeded in their duties, need to give much fuller consideration to the financial viability of potential licensing propositions, and have... View full abstract»

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  • Keeping one PACE ahead of the competition. I (Product development)

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):77 - 82
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    World-class companies are always looking to improve the ways in which they operate. This article reviews how a market leader introduced a new methodology into its product development process.<> View full abstract»

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  • In good company-The Year In Industry scheme

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):71 - 76
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    The origins of The Year In Industry scheme (UK) are traced, its progress over the past eight years or so, described, and the reasons for its success given. The article highlights the importance of industry-based training for pre-university engineers and gives practical examples of cost-efficient training projects with views from employers and students. The mutual benefits to industry and universit... View full abstract»

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  • The ultimate challenge (business management (Russia))

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):66 - 70
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    For over half a decade, the Russian dream of a prosperous market economy has borne a curious resemblance to a nightmare. Fortunes have been made by commodity-touting crooks and a narcodollar-laundering Mafia, professors are driving minicabs, the homeless are dying on the streets. Here, the author describes how however, for the past few years, a determined band of economists has been getting to gri... View full abstract»

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  • Risk management in information systems development-a case study

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):63 - 65
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    Information systems (IS) requirements are often difficult to define and are inextricably tied up with people and organisations. Add to this the continually changing nature of the technology and you have a cocktail of risks. This article focuses on risk management as one tool which can make the difference between success and failure, and examines its application to a risky project developed for the... View full abstract»

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  • Streamlining your business processes

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):59 - 62
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    One of the "buzz" phrases set to see us through the 1990s is that of business process re-engineering. With claims of improving business effectiveness and drastically cutting operating costs, it is capturing a great deal of interest. The author gives an overview of this process which has actually been around for a number of years under a variety of guises.<> View full abstract»

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  • Health and safety management-turning liabilities into assets

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):52 - 56
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    While it is probably true that most directors and board-level managers in the manufacturing industry are aware of the penalties for failing to meet the sometimes bewildering confusion of health and safety legislation, the possible benefits of proactive compliance may not be quite so obvious. The author argues how, if positive advantages are being actively promoted, not just by an industrial pressu... View full abstract»

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