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Complacency in the computer industry

G. Anandalingam and Henry C. Lucas

in Beware the Winner's Curse: Victories that Can Sink You and Your Company

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195177404
eISBN:
9780199789559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177404.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter explores what happened to IBM — the early victor in the computer industry — and how complacency and a focus on a single technology the mainframe computer, almost ruined the company. ... More


IBM Rises from the Ashes

Marc H. Meyer

in The Fast Path to Corporate Growth: Leveraging Knowledge and Technologies to New Market Applications

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195180862
eISBN:
9780199851270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195180862.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

There are few examples of reshaping a withering traditional enterprise as dramatic as IBM's renewal of its mainframe computer business. It is perhaps the greatest industrial turnaround story in ... More


From Computer Technology to Musical Creativity

Peter Manning

in Electronic and Computer Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195144840
eISBN:
9780199849802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195144840.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

The pioneering phase of computer music, spearheaded by the development of the MUSICn series of programs, came to an end with the diversification of technologies that led to cheaper and ultimately ... More


Divining a Digital Future: Mess and Mythology in Ubiquitous Computing

Paul Dourish and Genevieve Bell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015554
eISBN:
9780262295345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015554.001.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

Ubiquitous computing (or ubicomp) is the label for a “third wave” of computing technologies. Following the eras of the mainframe computer and the desktop PC, it is characterized by small and powerful ... More


Leaping Ahead to Valuing the Next Generation

Elie ofek, Eitan Muller, and Barak Libai

in Innovation Equity: Assessing and Managing the Monetary Value of New Products and Services

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226618296
eISBN:
9780226394145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394145.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines successive innovation generations in a category. It shows that a new generation may diffuse faster than its predecessors, in terms of when absolute adoption numbers are ... More


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