Byte Wars

Byte Wars : The Impact of September 11 on Information Technology

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The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are transforming information technology, leading to profound and permanent changes. In Byte Wars, legendary software engineering expert Ed Yourdon focuses on the immediate changes IT professionals are already encountering, and the long-term changes they must prepare for. From privacy issues to lean supply chains, "Death March," security, disaster recovery, and contingency planning projects, Yourdon addresses 9/11's impact on IT at every level - and outlines effective responses for executives, IT pros, and citizens alike.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130477257
  • 9780130477255

About Yourdon

EDWARD YOURDON is an internationally recognized consultant, lecturer, and author or coauthor of more than 25 books, including Managing High-Intensity Internet Projects, Death March, and The Rise and Resurrection of the American Programmer. Widely known as the lead developer of structured analysis/design methods in the 1970s and the popular Coad/Yourdon object-oriented methodology in the early 1990s, he has been inducted into the Computer Hall of Fame along with such notables as Charles Babbage, Seymour Cray, James Martin, Grace Hopper, Gerald Weinberg, and Bill Gates.show more

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How 9/11 is transforming ITand how to survive the new "decade of security"! The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are transforming information technology, leading to profound and permanent changes. In this book, Ed Yourdonlegendary software engineering expert and author of "Decline and Fall of the American Programmer"focuses on the immediate changes IT professionals are already encountering and the long-term changes they must prepare for. Yourdon addresses 9/11's impact on IT at every level: strategic, national, corporate, and personal. Coverage includes: "Thinking the unthinkable": Identifying and managing risks you've never consideredNew "decade of security" that is following the '90s "decade of productivity" and the '80s "decade of quality"Privacy landscape changed forever: what it means to your organizationand to youNew threats, new paradigms, new counter measures (the balance of security vs. functionality)"Death March," security, disaster recovery, and contingency planning projectsThe new balance of security vs. functionalityIncreasing the resilience of your IT infrastructureGrassroots, peer-to-peer collaboration: responding to tomorrow's unpredictable, chaotic crises Yourdon doesn't just present problems: he outlines specific strategy options designed to lead to more effective decision-makingfor IT professionals, projectmanagers and senior corporate executives, government leaders, and citizens alike. "One of the ten most influential men and women in the software field." "Crosstalk" magazine"show more

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