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International Perspectives: The Globalization of Computing: perspectives on a changing world

Are the computing and telecommunications technologies making the entire world a better place in which to live?  

Evaluation of strategic investments in information technology


Groupware: some issues and experiences


The impact of information systems on organizations and markets

The adoption of information technology (IT) in organizations has been growing at a rapid pace. The use of the technology has evolved from the automation of structured processes to systems that are truly revolutionary in that1 …

Making usable, useful, productivity-enhancing computer applications


Supply/demand of IS doctorates in the 1990s

The field of information systems (IS) has experienced a severe shortage of faculty throughout its 20-year history. This shortage now appears to be lessening. A survey of the supply of IS doctorates finds a steady stream of graduates …

Profiling computer science master's programs

Master's level computer science programs have experienced significant and sustained growth during the past two decades. According to the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics [4], a total of  …

The mutual exclusion problem has been solved

“A common assumption underlying mutual exclusion algorithms in shared memory systems is that: b. A memory reference to an individual word is mutually exclusive.”

Inside risks: the clock grows at midnight