Information Technology and the Computer Network

  • Kenneth G. Beauchamp
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-87089-7

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 6)

Table of contents (27 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Information Technology

  3. Standardisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Open Systems Interconnection
      W. A. McCrum
      Pages 29-41
    3. Issues in Multimedia Computer-Based Message System Design and Standardization
      Jose J. Garcia Luna Aceves, Franklin F. Kuo
      Pages 43-52
    4. Practical Benefits from Standardisation
      J. R. Brookes, J. S. Thomas
      Pages 53-62
  4. Information Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. SITA Advanced Telecommunications Services
      Georges Giraudbit
      Pages 75-90
    3. Names, Addresses, and Directory Services for Computer Mail
      Jose J. Garcia Luna Aceves, Franklin F. Kuo
      Pages 91-102
    4. The Demand and Supply of Telematic Services in Portugal
      Júlio A. Cardoso, Jorge C. Alves
      Pages 103-110
  5. Network Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. The UNIVERSE project
      C. J. Adams
      Pages 113-123
  6. Network Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Network Management in a Service Environment
      J. R. Brookes, M. O. Johnson, J. S. Thomas
      Pages 155-159

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1.1 Scope This paper deals with the following subjects: 1. Introduction 2. Feasibility study definition in IT 3. Forming a feasibility study team 4. The feasibility study work 5. The feasibility study report 6. Discussion 1.2 Information Technology (IT) Information was defined as anything sensed by at least one of the human senses and that may change the level of his knowledge. The information may be true or false, sent by premeditation or generated by coincidence, needed by the interceptor or intended to create new needs. The creation of the information may be very costly or free of charge. The information may be an essential need or just a luxury. Each information may be a one shot nature, eg., announcing a marriage, or a constant update need one, eg., news. Information technology as defined herein means all the types of systems needed to deal the information, transfer it to any place, store it, adapt it, etc. Information technology is usually bused on Telecommunications. Telecommunications means a large variety of possibilities. Usually, the IT's are based on the creation, updating, processing and transmission of information. The information itself is usually alphanumeric and graphic. Gradually, there is a tendency to step over to what is seen as more natural information, audio and visual.


Informationstechnik Rechnernetz communication computer network information telecommunications

Editors and affiliations

  • Kenneth G. Beauchamp
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LancasterLancasterUK

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-87091-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-87089-7