Feasibility Studies on New Information Technologies

  • David Biran
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 6)

Abstract

The eighties are foreseen as the dawn of the information age. Information is defined as anything that may change the level of knowledge (entropy) of human beings. The information acts on every sense of the human. In this paper, we shall limit the discussion only to the senses of seeing and hearing. Information is still supplied to people in most cases in conventional ways. Therefore, as more and more people deal with creating information, the amount of information received by anybody has become tremendous. People can’t withstand the information received unless they filter out a large part of it.

New information techologies (LT) appear one after the other. People have various possibilities to solve, the same problem. Many of the possible new information technologies are technologies looking for problems and markets.

Many countries are in the same quandry.

Which information technology (IT) to select? How and where to introduce it? Th i.a is a need to make feasibility studies before the selection process. Sometimes pilot projects are indicated; sometimes they may be skipped.

By forming a proper feasibility study team and defining well its framework, significant future outlays can be avoided.

This paper suggests possible ways to deal with feasibility studies with the purpose of reaching the proper decisions once such a process is finalized.

Keywords

Entropy Clarification 

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References

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    “The Restructuring of Communication.Industry”, The Yankee Group, 1981.Google Scholar
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    Ithiel de Sola Pool “The Social Impact of the Telephone”, The MIT Press, 1981.Google Scholar
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    Louis Pouzin “Critical Evaluation of New Data Networks Services” International Conference on Data Communications, Johannesburg, 13–15 Sept. 1983.Google Scholar
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    H. Kawashima, T. Azinna, Y. Shimizu “Software Structure for Today and Tomorrow”, 3rd World Telecommunication Forum, Part 2, Sept. 24–26, 1979, Geneva.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Biran
    • 1
  1. 1.Leumi-Danot, Information and Communications SystemsTel-AvivIsrael

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