ICT Futures: Delivering Pervasive, Real-Time and Secure Services

ICT Futures: Delivering Pervasive, Real-Time and Secure Services

Editor(s): Paul Warren, John Davies, David Brown

Published Online: 8 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9780470997703

Online ISBN: 9780470758656

DOI: 10.1002/9780470758656

About this Book

Learn all about the major trends and future advancements in ICT!

ICT Futures provides an insightful introduction to the major technology trends in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), and to the economic, commercial and societal environment which is shaping them. 

The experienced author-team, consisting of experts from both industry and academia, addresses:

  • The interaction between people and technology - how ICT affects every day social practices; the rise of social computing; how the way we interact with information and the devices we use are changing; and how trust can be assured over the Internet.
  • The underlying ICT infrastructure - the semantic web and the semantic intranet; the real-time service-oriented infrastructure; the future optical network; self-managing networks and agents; P2P technologies; pervasiveness; mobility and wireless technology; and how all this infrastructure can be made secure.
  • ICT technology and how it is affecting industries as diverse as health, finance, retail and law. 

The book covers a vast wealth of material, with a strong focus upon the impending changes to the way ICT operates.This reference is a valuable tool for people in managerial roles, CIOs, CTOs, business and technology strategists, and students undertaking technology MBAs, or technology modules in general MBAs. Professionals working in ICT will also find this book valuable. 

Table of contents

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      Front Matter (pages i–xxvi)

      Paul Warren, Dr John Davies and David Brown

  1. Part One: People and Technology

    1. Chapter 2

      Social Networks, Social Computing and Knowledge Management (pages 17–26)

      Nicholas J. Kings, Dr John Davies, David Verrill, Sinan Aral, Erik Brynjolfsson and Marshall van Alstyne

  2. Part Two: Building the Infrastructure

    1. Chapter 11

      Pervasive Computing (pages 143–152)

      David Heatley, George Bilchev and Richard Tateson

  3. Part Three: Applying Technology

    1. Chapter 13

      Healthcare (pages 163–180)

      Chris Wroe, Paul Garner and Janette Bennett

  4. Part Four: Final Works

    1. Chapter 18

      Conclusions (pages 227–233)

      Paul Warren, Dr John Davies and David Brown

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