Enterprise.com: Market Leadership in the Information Age by Jeff Papows

By Jeff Papows

This paintings explores the consequences and way forward for the knowledge economic climate. It presents a glimpse into the company, society, and tradition in a networked international and makes a speciality of the company implication of the area broad internet.

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Nor do any of us generally need to worry about what sort of e-mail systems anyone else is using. This style of transparent interoperability (the fortunate legacy of Internet and Web universal standards) will prove critical to the rapid-fire development THE WEB 41 and deployment of many more complex electronic commerce and extranet initiatives. The ability of software programs to run regardless of the underlying hardware platform is widely referred to as “Write Once Run Anywhere,” or WORA. But the existence of a handy acronym by no means guarantees that the wonderful world of WORA is definitely, or even close, at hand.

Why is there so much consumer and business interest in the Web? How will the Web begin to change the nature of business communications? What new economic dynamics are associated with these changes? What new technologies will enable all of these changes to take place? From Intel Hardware to Network Software In the PC era, technology use tended to follow Intel’s lead, and the introductions of the 286, 386, 486, and Pentium chips all became major industry events. I can tell you from firsthand contact and experience with everyone at THE WEB 40 Intel, from Andy Grove—the CEO—on down to many of his senior executives, that this is one company that has earned its place in the IT history books and that remains very much at the pointed end of the race onward.

Software company to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. Not surprisingly, with software clearly embodying the wave of the future, the company received a sky-high stock market valuation following its much sought after initial public offering. In many ways, Cullinet was the prototype for a successful software company start-up. But the company remained overly preoccupied with the speeds and feeds of its flagship product IDMS, a mainframe database management system. Despite the evidence of the strength and breadth of the PC revolution taking place in front of our noses, the company remained stubbornly convinced that big systems, big software, and direct sales to the Fortune 1000 were all that really mattered.

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