Global Information Infrastructure: The Birth, Vision, and Architecture

Global Information Infrastructure: The Birth, Vision, and Architecture

Andrew Targowski (Western Michigan University, USA)
Projected Release Date: January, 1998|Copyright: © 1998 |Pages: 456
ISBN13: 9781878289322|ISBN10: 1878289322|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-87828-932-2


Global Information Infrastructure: The Birth, Vision and Architecture addresses three levels of the information superhighway--National Information Infrastructure (NII), Local Information Infrastructure (LII) and Global Information Infrastructure (GII)--in terms of their information contents and technological implementations. End products of these structures, such as architectural models of virtual schools, universities, enterprises, online government and electronic commerce are presented. Computer networks are modeled in a range of user networks and telecommunications networks. Their models are provided in terms of topologies, access methods, standards and protocols. Telematic global policy is presented as well as issues of managing global information technology.

Global Information Infrastructure: The Birth, Vision, and Architecture is a futuristic view of the birth, vision and architecture of the major components of this new global world.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Andrew Targowski was engaged in the development of social computing in totalitarian Poland (INFOSTRADA and Social Security # for 38 million citizens-PESEL, 1972) and received political asylum in the U.S. during the crackdown on solidarity in 1981. He has been a professor of business information systems at Western Michigan University since 1980. He published 21 books on information technology, history, and political science (Red Fascism, 1982) in English and Polish. During the 1990s, he was a director of the TeleCITY of Kalamazoo Project, one of the first digital cities in the U.S. He investigates the role of information-communication in enterprise, economy, and civilization. He is a president of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations and a former chairman of the Advisory Council of the Information Resources Management Association (1995-2003).