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  • The Past and Future of Information Systemsby David Avison; Steve Elliot; John Krogstie; Jan Pries-Heje

    Springer 2006; US$ 169.00

    This volume presents proceedings from the 19th IFIP World Computer Congress in Santiago, Chile. The proceedings of the World Computer Congress are a product of the gathering of 2,000 delegates from more than 70 countries to discuss a myriad of topics in the ICT domain. Of particular note, this marks the first time that a World Computer Congress has... more...

  • Electronic Value Exchangeby David Stearns

    Springer 2011; US$ 129.00

    Electronic Value Exchange examines in detail the transformation of the VISA electronic payment system from a collection of non-integrated, localized, paper-based bank credit card programs into the cooperative, global, electronic value exchange network it is today. Topics and features: provides a history of the VISA system from the mid-1960s to the... more...

  • Cryptoby Steven Levy

    Penguin Group US 2001; US$ 23.00

    If you've ever made a secure purchase with your credit card over the Internet, then you have seen cryptography, or "crypto", in action. From Stephen Levy ?the author who made "hackers" a household word?comes this account of a revolution that is already affecting every citizen in the twenty-first century. Crypto tells the inside story of how a group... more...

  • Looking Back and Going Forward in ITby Jean-Pierre Corniou

    Wiley 2013; US$ 97.95

    This book places IT in perspective by tracing its development through time, covering its origins in business, the massive expansion of the role of IT at the end of the 20th century, the growth of the internet, and the successes and failures of companies involved in this development. Despite its ubiquity in the modern world, the author highlights that... more...

  • The Soul of A New Machineby Tracy Kidder

    Little, Brown and Company 2011; US$ 9.99

    Computers have changed since 1981, when Tracy Kidder memorably recorded the drama, comedy, and excitement of one companys efforts to bring a new microcomputer to market. What has not changed is the feverish pace of the high-tech industry, the go-for-broke approach to business that has caused so many computer companies to win big (or go belly up),... more...

  • Turing's Cathedralby George Dyson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    ?It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence,? twenty-four-year-old Alan Turing announced in 1936. In Turing?s Cathedral , George Dyson focuses on a small group of men and women, led by John von Neumann at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, who built one of the first computers... more...

  • F'D Companiesby Philip J. Kaplan

    Simon & Schuster 2002; Not Available

    Not long ago, the world was awash with venture capital in search of the next Yahoo! or Amazon.com. No product, no experience, no technology, no business plan -- no problem. You could still get $40 million from investors to start up your dot-com. And you could get people to work around the clock for stock options and the promise of millions. Then, around... more...

  • F'D Companiesby Philip J. Kaplan

    Simon & Schuster 2002; Not Available

    Not long ago, the world was awash with venture capital in search of the next Yahoo! or Amazon.com. No product, no experience, no technology, no business plan -- no problem. You could still get $40 million from investors to start up your dot-com. And you could get people to work around the clock for stock options and the promise of millions. Then, around... more...

  • Alan Turingby Andrew Hodges; Douglas Hofstadter

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This classic biography of the founder of computer science, reissued on the centenary of... more...

  • Inside Ciscoby Ed Paulson

    Wiley 2002; US$ 57.95

    An insider reveals the core strategies behind Cisco's phenomenal success Most savvy business observers agree that the major component in Cisco's phenomenal growth has been their unwavering commitment to expanding their product line through aggressive acquisitions. Since 1995, the "New Goliath," as Cisco is known throughout the business and finance... more...