Managing Telecommunications and Networking Technologies in the 21st Century: Issues and Trends

Managing Telecommunications and Networking Technologies in the 21st Century: Issues and Trends

Gerald G. Grant (Carleton University, Canada)
Release Date: July, 2000|Copyright: © 2001 |Pages: 280|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-96-4
ISBN13: 9781878289964|ISBN10: 1878289969|EISBN13: 9781930708914
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Developments in telecommunications and networking are rapid and far-reaching. In the past several years, substantive developments have taken place, particularly in digital wireless and Internet technologies. The technologies augur significant changes for people, organizations, markets and society. Digital wireless technology is becoming more available and affordable for a variety of personal and business applications. Next-generation Internet initiatives portend radical shifts in the delivery of business and public services. Managers need to develop a deeper understanding of the technologies and their implications.

Managing Telecommunications and Networking Technologies in the 21st Century: Issues and Trends explores some of the developing trends and issues in telecommunications and networking.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Gerald G. Grant is an assistant professor of Information Systems at the Eric Sprott School of Business, Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He is a coordinator of the Information Systems Area and serves as chair of the Enterprise Systems/e-Business Committee in the school. He previously taught at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems at Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK. He also served as vice-principal for Financial Administration at Solusi University, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Dr. Grant obtained his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, UK. He has consulted for the Commonwealth Secretariat in the UK and the COMNET-IT Foundation in Malta on projects related to e-business and e-government strategies, institutional networking and IT capability building, national and sectoral IT strategies. He served as a program coordinator for the Commonwealth-sponsored “Regional Initiative for Informatics Strategies.” He serves on the advisory board of the Ottawa Manufacturers Network. He is editor of the book, Managing Telecommunications and Networking Technologies in the 21st Century: Issues and Trends, published in March 2001 by Idea Group Publishing.