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Home Computing Services

  1. Norbert Mundorf1,
  2. Lutz Kolbe2

Published Online: 14 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470050118.ecse182

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering

How to Cite

Mundorf, N. and Kolbe, L. 2007. Home Computing Services. Wiley Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Engineering. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island

  2. 2

    University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2007

Abstract

Driven by convergence, multimedia entertainment, price decline, and other factors, home computing services have emerged as an independent market from the corporate realm. This article describes the drivers behind this development. Using a framework, it structures the services in eight main categories. Applications, status quo, and trends are presented.

Keywords:

  • home computing services;
  • home-IT;
  • computerized information processing for the private household