Thursday, February 11, 2010

The End of Corporate Computing - The Magazine - MIT Sloan Management Review

The End of Corporate Computing - The Magazine - MIT Sloan Management Review

Something happened in the first years of the 20th century that would have seemed unthinkable just a few decades earlier: Manufacturers began to shut down and dismantle their water wheels, steam engines and electric generators. Since the beginning of the Industrial Age, power generation had been a seemingly intrinsic part of doing business, and mills and factories had had no choice but to maintain private power plants to run their machinery.