The Squandered Computer: Evaluating the Business Alignment of Information Technology

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The Squandered Computer: Evaluating the Business Alignment of Information Technology

By Paul A. Strassmann
The Information Economics Press, 1997
426 pp. $49.00
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It would be difficult to find an author with better credentials to speak about the applications of information technology in the workplace: Strassmann has served as chief information officer at the General Foods, Kraft, and Xerox corporations and as a senior Defense Department official. Despite or, rather, because of this extensive background, he has withering comments to make about the waste of computer resources in most industries. But the book has much more, including a chilling discussion of international information crime, which he believes national police and military forces cannot adequately counter.