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April-June 2013 (vol. 35 no. 2)
pp. 2-3
Lars Heide, Copenhagen Business School
IEEE Annals has already published several pioneer accounts and scholarly articles on the transformation from commercial mainframe computers to distributed local area networks (LAN) of personal computers linked to a server in a branch office. This reshaping of computers encompassed extensive basic hardware and software innovations and provided widespread new business opportunities. However, more documentation and historical studies are needed for us to reach a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics and impact of this transformation on business, technology, and how we live and work. This issue is the sixth in series of special issues on software history. Burton Grad serves as guest editor for this issue on "Relational Database Management Systems: The Business Explosion."
Index Terms:
Computer History Museum,history of computing,history of software,business computing,relational database management systems,Burton Grad,Luanne Johnson,Software Industry Special Interest Group
Citation:
Lars Heide, "From the Editor's Desk," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 2-3, April-June 2013, doi:10.1109/MAHC.2013.19
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