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How Cloud Computing Is Changing Management

Harvard Business Review

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In this article from Harvard Business Review, Quentin Harvey discusses attributes that are changing due to cloud computing.

"Theories and practices of management often spring from the opportunities created by new technologies. Interchangeable parts spurred ideas about structuring assembly lines and logistics. The complex calculations of the field known asOperations Research were enabled by mainframe computing. Client-server technology begat enterprise resource planning systems, and the consequent system-wide visibility that was required for what we call business process management (BPM).

That makes it imperative to start thinking about how management will be changed by the most impactful information technology of our time: cloud computing. What does it allow us to do differently, and how will that change the way we do things in the future?"

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Original article by Quentin Harvey on February 8, 2018

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