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Cortada, James W.

Overview
Works: 125 works in 771 publications in 2 languages and 23,784 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Reference works  Encyclopedias  Sources  Biography‡vDictionaries  Case studies  Bibliography  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer
Classifications: HC110.I55, 338.97306
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Most widely held works about James W Cortada
 
Most widely held works by James W Cortada
A nation transformed by information : how information has shaped the United States from Colonial times to the present( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The editors assembled a group of contributors are experts in their particular fields, from management consulting to history to sociology, and worked with them to create a book that is fully integrated and cross referenced. An important new look at American history, A Nation Transformed by Information will interest anyone who wants to understand how the United States has stepped so confidently into the latest Information Age."--Jacket
Historical dictionary of data processing--biographies by James W Cortada( Book )

41 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the computer : IBM, NCR, Burroughs, and Remington Rand and the industry they created, 1865-1956 by James W Cortada( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the Computer fully explores the data processing industry in the United States from its nineteenth-century inception down to the period when the computer became its primary tool. As James Cortada describes what was once called the "office appliance industry," he challenges our view of the digital computer as a revolutionary technology. Cortada interprets reliance on computers as a development within an important segment of the American economy that was earlier represented largely by such instruments as typewriters, tabulating machines, adding machines, and calculators. He also describes how many of the practices of the office appliance industry evolved into those of the computer world. Drawing on previously unavailable industry archives, the author adds to our understanding of IBM's early history and offers short corporate histories of firms that include NCR, Burroughs, and Remington Rand. Focusing on the United States but also including comparative material on Europe and Asia, Before the Computer will be a unique source of knowledge about the companies that built office equipment and their enormous impact on economic life.Originally published in 1993.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Historical dictionary of the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spanish Civil War was fought from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939 between the Republicans, who were loyal to the established Spanish Republic, and the Nationalists, a rebel group led by General Francisco Franco. The Nationalists prevailed, and Franco ruled Spain for the next 36 years, from 1939 until his death in 1975."--Wikipedia
TQM for sales and marketing management by James W Cortada( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Portuguese and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uma revolucao na qualidade? O conceito de gerencia da qualidade total. Uma estrategia empresarial para melhorar a qualidade. Uma estrategia de equipe de vendas para a qualidade. Processos-chaves focalizados na qualidade. Praticas de pesssoal num mundo orientando para a qualidade. Os computadores e a qualidade. Iniciando a implantacao da qualidade. O papel transformador da educacao. Sistemas de medidas para TQM em educacao. Transformando a qualidade na maneira de fazer negocios. E se voce nao se lembra de mais nada
The McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of quality terms & concepts by James W Cortada( Book )

13 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The digital hand by James W Cortada( Book )

55 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text provides a historical perspective on how some of the most important American industries used computing over the past half century, describing their experience, their best practices, and the role of industries and technologies in changing the nature of American work
Information and the modern corporation by James W Cortada( Book )

11 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While we have been preoccupied with the latest i-gadget from Apple and with Google's ongoing expansion, we may have missed something: the fundamental transformation of whole firms and industries into giant information-processing machines. Today, more than eighty percent of workers collect and analyze information (often in digital form) in the course of doing their jobs. This book offers a guide to the role of information in modern business, mapping the use of information within work processes and tracing flows of information across supply-chain management, product development, customer relations, and sales. The emphasis is on information itself, not on information technology. Information, overshadowed for a while by the glamour and novelty of IT, is the fundamental component of the modern corporation. In Information and the Modern Corporation, longtime IBM manager and consultant James Cortada clarifies the differences among data, facts, information, and knowledge and describes how the art of analytics has all but eliminated decision making based on gut feeling, replacing it with fact-based decisions. He describes the working style of "road warriors," whose offices are anywhere their laptops and cell phones are and whose deep knowledge of a given topic becomes their medium of exchange. Information is the core of the modern enterprise, and the use of information defines the activities of a firm. This essential guide shows managers and employees better ways to leverage information--by design and not by accident
Two nations over time : Spain and the United States, 1776-1977 by James W Cortada( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The computer in the United States : from laboratory to market, 1930 to 1960 by James W Cortada( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spain in the twentieth-century world : essays on Spanish diplomacy, 1898-1978( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. foreign policy in the Caribbean, Cuba, and Central America by James N Cortada( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21st century business : managing and working in the new digital economy by James W Cortada( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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How societies embrace information technology : lessons for management and the rest of us by James W Cortada( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No technology in our history has spread as fast as computers and their digital technologies. In How Societies Embrace Information Technology, leading IT authority James Cortada examines how this phenomenon is shaping contemporary society, focusing on the role of corporations and governments. By revealing what history teaches about the adoption of information technologies, Cortada prepares business and government leaders to spot new trends and successfully develop strategies for implementing and managing emerging technologies."--Page 4 of cover
A City in war : American views on Barcelona and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-39( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the networked age : how IBM and other firms are getting there now by James W Cortada( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on process management, use of knowledge, and technology, the authors offer a holistic approach to change based on expertise, experience, and a track record that highlights, among others, IBM's own transformation. In five down-to-earth sections, the authors share their vast experience, apply case studies, chart trends, and describe in-depth the practices that allow companies to evolve in order to meet the needs of the networked age."--Jacket
The digital hand by James W Cortada( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second volume of 'The Digital Hand' is a historical survey of how computers and telecommunications have been deployed in over a dozen industries in the financial, telecommunications media, and entertainment sectors over the past half century
All the facts : a history of information in the United States since 1870 by James W Cortada( Book )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All the Facts presents a history of the role of information in the United States since 1870, when the nation began a nearly 150-year period of economic prosperity and technological and scientific transformations. James Cortada argues that citizens and their institutions used information extensively as tools to augment their work and private lives and that they used facts to help shape how the nation evolved during these fourteen decades. He argues that information's role has long been a critical component of the work, play, culture, and values of this nation, and no more so than during the twentieth century when its function in society expanded dramatically. While elements of this story have been examined by thousands of scholars--such as the role of radio, newspapers, books, computers, and the Internet, about such institutions as education, big business, expanded roles of governments from town administration to the state house, from agriculture to the services and information industries--All the Facts looks at all of these elements holistically, providing a deeper insight into the way the United States evolved over time. An introduction and 11 chapters describe what this information ecosystem looked like, how it evolved, and how it was used. For another vast layer of information about this subject the reader is directed to the detailed bibliographic essay in the back of this book. It includes a narrative history, case studies in the form of sidebars, and stories illustrating key points. Readers will find, for example, the story of how the US postal system helped create today's information society, along with everything from books and newspapers to TV, computers, and the Internet. The build-up to what many today call the Information Age took a long time to achieve and continues to build momentum. The implications for the world, and not just for the United States, are as profound as any mega-trend one could identify in the history of humankind. All the Facts presents this development thoroughly in an easy-to-digest format that any lover of history, technology, or the history of information and business will enjoy"--
Making the information society : experience, consequences, and possibilities by James W Cortada( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second bibliographic guide to the history of computing, computers, and the information processing industry by James W Cortada( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complementing the author's 1990 bibliography, A Bibliographic Guide to the History of Computing, Computers, and the Information Processing Industry, this bibliography provides 2,500 new citations, covering all significant literature published since the late 1980s. It includes all aspects of the subjectÑbiographies, company histories, industry studies, product descriptions, sociological studies, industry directories, and traditional monographic historiesÑand covers all periods from the beginnings to the personal computer. New to this volume is a chapter on the management of information processing operations, useful to both historians and managers of information technology. Together with the earlier bibliography, this work provides the most comprehensive bibliographic guide to the history of computers, computing, and the information processing industry.''The organization of the book follows that of the earlier work, with the addition of the new chapter on the management of information processing. All entries are new to this volume. Titles are annotated, and each chapter begins with a short introduction. A full table of contents and author and subject indexes enhance accessibility to the material
 
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A nation transformed by information : how information has shaped the United States from Colonial times to the present
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Cortada, Jim 1946-

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Historical dictionary of data processing--biographiesBefore the computer : IBM, NCR, Burroughs, and Remington Rand and the industry they created, 1865-1956The McGraw-Hill encyclopedia of quality terms & conceptsThe digital handInformation and the modern corporationTwo nations over time : Spain and the United States, 1776-1977Spain in the twentieth-century world : essays on Spanish diplomacy, 1898-197821st century business : managing and working in the new digital economy