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Information Technology : Agent of Change - F. J. Murray Laver

Information Technology

Agent of Change

Paperback

Published: 10th July 1989
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This book addresses the issues raised by the rapid advance of information technology (IT). IT is singularly pervasive: its applications affect people in all walks of life in a way that few other technologies do. The author's thesis is that it would be wise to become well informed about the capabilities and limitations of IT in order to make rational decisions on its use. The book gives a sufficient, non-technical, description of IT for non-specialist readers to appraise its potential and to evaluate critically proposals for new uses. The impact of IT in particular areas is examined and the influence on people and communities is soberly assessed. The book ends with an agenda for all concerned. Murray Laver is a well-known and respected commentator on topics concerning computers. He provides a realistic overview of IT, steering a middle course between rosy utopias and bleak apocalyptic nightmares.

With our eyes open
The ingredients of IT
This business of information
Economics and IT
Productivity, IT and employment
Safety and security
Matters of politics
Safe, and pleasant to use
Appendix
References
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521359252
ISBN-10: 0521359252
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 10th July 1989
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27