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Making IT better : expanding information technology research to meet society's needs

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Information Technology Research in a Competitive World.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 2000.
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Against the background of dramatic change in the IT landscape, the committee examines key questions such as: Are government and industrial sponsors providing sufficient funding for IT research? Is  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Making IT better.
Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 2000
(DLC) 00009738
(OCoLC)44313238
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Information Technology Research in a Competitive World.
OCLC Number: 53401364
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 248 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Many Faces of Information Technology Research 23 --
A Classification of Information Technology Research 26 --
Changing Environment for Information Technology Research 29 --
Changing Industrial Structure 30 --
Expanding Applications of Information Technology 33 --
Implications for Information Technology Research 37 --
Implications for the Research Enterprise 42 --
2 Resources for Information Technology Research 48 --
Diversity in the Research Base 49 --
Federal Support for Information Technology Research 51 --
Trends in Federal Funding 52 --
Sources of Federal Support 56 --
Styles of Federal Support 58 --
Federal Information Technology Research Programs 60 --
Industry Support for Information Technology Research 64 --
Trends in Industrial Support 66 --
Disincentives to Corporate Investment in Research and Development 70 --
A Countertrend in Central Research Laboratories 76 --
Gaps in the Research Base: Systems Integration 79 --
Research by End-User Organizations 82 --
Venture Capital Support for Innovation 85 --
University Research 87 --
Trends in Support for University Research 88 --
Gaps in Academic Research 90 --
Commercialization of University Research 91 --
3 Research on Large-Scale Systems 99 --
What Is the Problem with Large-Scale Systems? 100 --
Technical Challenges Associated with Large-Scale Systems 107 --
Large Scale 108 --
Complexity 108 --
Heterogeneity 110 --
Flexibility 111 --
Trustworthiness 114 --
Distributed Operation and Administration 118 --
Improving the Design and Implementation of Large-Scale Systems 118 --
Limitations of Past Research 119 --
Toward an Expanded Systems Research Agenda 124 --
Designing a Research Program 126 --
Moving Forward 133 --
4 Research Motivated by Social Applications of Information Technology 142 --
Social Applications of Information Technology 144 --
Research Challenges in Social Applications of Information Technology 148 --
Group Applications 149 --
Knowledge Management 150 --
Commerce 151 --
Coordination and Control 152 --
Common Challenges 153 --
System-Specific Research 154 --
Conducting Research on Social Applications 155 --
A Plausible Approach 155 --
New Research Teams 157 --
Mechanisms for Social Applications Research 160 --
Participation of End-User Organizations 160 --
Industry Internships and Sabbaticals 166 --
Interdisciplinary Research in Academia 168 --
Interdisciplinary Research in Industry 179 --
Multidisciplinary Research Centers 180 --
Embedding Information Technology Research in Other Disciplines 185 --
Expanding the Scope of Information Technology Research 187 --
5 Expanding the Scale and Scope of Information Technology Research 195 --
Recommendations for Government 197 --
Recommendations for Universities 206 --
Recommendations for Industry 209.
Responsibility: Committee on Information Technology Research in a Competitive World, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board ..., National Research Council.

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