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The digital hand : How computers changed the work of American financial, telecommunications, media, and entertainment industries

Author: James W Cortada
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2006.
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The Digital Hand, Volume 2 is an historical survey of how computers and telecommunications have been deployed in over a dozen industries in the financial, telecommunications, media, and entertainment  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Cortada
ISBN: 019516587X 9780195165876
OCLC Number: 243509582
Description: xv, 629 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Role of Financial Industries in the U.S. Economy ; 2. Uses of Computing in the Banking Industry ; 3. Deployment of Digital and Telecommunications Applications in the Banking Industry ; 4. Business Patterns and Digital Applications in the Insurance Industry ; 5. Business Patterns and Digital Applications in the Brokerage Industry ; 6. Role of Telecommunications Industries in the U.S. Economy ; 7. Business Patterns and Digital Applications in the Telecommunication Industry ; 8. Role of Media and Entertainment Industries in the U.S. Economy ; 9. Uses of Computing in Print Media Industries: Book Publishing, Newspapers, Magazines ; 10. Digital Applications in Electronic Media Industries: Movies and Recorded Music ; 11. Digital Applications in Entertainment Industries: Video Games and Photography ; 12. Conclusions: Lessons Learned, Implications for Management ; Appendix A: Role and Use of Industries, Sectors, and Economic Models as Concepts for Understanding Business and Economic Activities ; Appendix B: How a Telephone Works and the Basics of Telecommunications and Networking ; Notes ; Bibliographic Essay ; Index
Other Titles: How computers changed the work of American financial, telecommunications, media, and entertainment industries
Responsibility: James W. Cortada.

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Cortada is one of the premier-and most prolific-of computer historians and covers nooks and crannies that many others miss. Given the present centrality of computers in virtually everything, Cortada Read more...

 
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