Panel Description: Are the Organisations’ IT competence the LIMITING factor?

  • Nils Høeg
  • Espen Andersen
Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT)


With due respect to IFIP and it’s name, from a pragmatic user industry point of view, it is only the last five to ten years that the computers have evolved into “information machines”. The advent and proliferation of the PC, and the merging with the gradually deregulated communication world, has really given new meaning to the concept and realisation of “information systems”. In numbers, the networked PCs are racing to catch up with that other info-machine, the telephone, of which there are about 1000 millions worldwide. Just as the telephone had significant organisational effects, so will the PC/IT-networks, with information machines that are potentially 10–100 times as powerful.


Critical Success Factor Information System Development Distribute Information System Norsk Hydro Information Machine 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nils Høeg
    • 1
  • Espen Andersen
    • 2
  1. 1.Corporate Staff for Information Systems Norsk Hydro a.sOsloNorway
  2. 2.Foundation Research Program CSC Research and Advisory ServicesCambridgeUSA

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