By Mehdi Khosrowpour
Annals of situations on info expertise presents 37 case stories, authored by means of over 50 world-renowned academicians and practitioners in details expertise every one supplying perception into easy methods to reach IT initiatives and the way to prevent expensive mess ups. those case stories describe deepest and public corporations together with academic associations, digital companies and governmental organisations ranging in dimension from small companies to massive agencies. also, they specialise in a number of know-how tasks together with digital trade and digital company projects, firm source making plans and reengineering efforts, facts mining initiatives and the human components in terms of IT initiatives.
*Note: This booklet is a part of the sequence "Cases on details Technology". This publication is quantity 5 inside of this sequence (Vol. V, 2003).
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