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Conclusions: Patterns, Practices, and Implications

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 3

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780195165869
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199868025 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165869.003.0010
 Conclusions: Patterns, Practices, and Implications

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This chapter addresses the various issues raised in this book. It also identifies patterns of behavior and extracts lessons, finally situating the role of IT of the public sector into the broader experiences of modern American society. Topics discussed include the public sector as a galaxy of industries, how the digital hand changed the work of government and education, IT adoption patterns, and the role of the public sector as creator of today's economy.

Keywords: IT; computing; American society; government; education; public sector

Chapter.  15609 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business History

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