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Agosta, Lou
Forrester Research, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois
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  Quality information and knowledge
Huang K., Lee Y., Wang R.,  Prentice Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1999.Type: Book (9780130101419)

The authors promote a dialogue about information quality and knowledge management. This is a timely and useful undertaking. The book contains an original synthesis of excellent ideas on information, quality, and knowledge. In a way, it is an argum...

Jun 1 1999  
  E-business with Net.Commerce
Shurety S.,  Prentice Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1999.Type: Book (9780130838087)

Steady growth in electronic commerce (e-commerce) continues. The audience for Shurety’s book is Web site designers and developers and information technology managers charged with evaluating or implementing an e-commerce solution using IBM...

Mar 1 1999  
Marcus G. (ed),  University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL, 1996.Type: Book (9780226504421)

For those interested in the impact of the Internet as a technology and as a social metaphor, this anthology has much to recommend it. The authors grapple with fundamental issues of intelligibility in computing, the arts, and society. The Internet,...

Mar 1 1999  
  Computer money
Furche A., Wrightson G.,  dpunkt--Verlag für digitale Technologie GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany, 1996.Type: Book (9783920993546)

This concise and informative briefing on electronic payment systems shows that good things come in small packages. The authors establish eight criteria for evaluating electronic payment systems: high security, low transaction costs, traceability, ...

Dec 1 1998  
  A complete guide to DB2 universal database
Chamberlin D.,  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 1998.Type: Book (9781558604827)

The idea of a universal database (UDB) was invented as a reaction to the object-oriented databases of the early 1990s. Capabilities were added to the prevailing dominant design of relational database management systems (RDBMSs), including user-def...

Nov 1 1998  
  Universal database management
Saracco C.,  Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc., San Francisco, CA, 1998.Type: Book (9781558605190)

The universal database (UDB) has recently received a lot of attention in the database software market. The name comes from extending relational database management systems (RDBMSs) with object-oriented features, not all of which are consistent wit...

Oct 1 1998  
  DB2 for OS/390 development for performance
Wiorkowski G. (ed),  Addison-Wesley Longman Publishing Co., Inc., Boston, MA, 1998.Type: Book (9780966846003)

The publication of this book, covering DB2 Version 5 for MVS, IBM’s flagship enterprise (mainframe) database, is a welcome event. It is a significant sequel to Wiorkowski and Kull’s earlier book [1]. The latter was the text that launch...

Sep 1 1998  
  Understanding and implementing successful data marts
Hackney D.,  Addison-Wesley Longman Publishing Co., Inc., Boston, MA, 1997.Type: Book (9780201183801)

Given the title, one question that arises is how Hackney represents the relationship between the data mart and the enterprise data warehouse. The two natural choices are to work from the bottom up, assembling the data warehouse from the data mart,...

Sep 1 1998  
  Digital cash (2nd ed.)
Wayner P.,  Academic Press Prof., Inc., San Diego, CA, 1997.Type: Book (9780127887722)

Wayner aims to show “how bundles of bits can be made to encapsulate promise” (p. 179). The question is how to create trust in a business environment--the Internet--where people never meet face-to-face, have no physical locati...

Aug 1 1998  
  Interview: talking networks, disease, and yes, dry-cleaning with Arno Penzias, Nobel Laureate
Fortune .  Fortune 137(11): 258-262, 1998. Type: Article

In this short and witty interview with the editors of Fortune magazine, Penzias provides at least three engaging ideas. As miniaturization continues and computers become as small as postage stamps and about as expensive, they will become ub...

Aug 1 1998  
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