When William Henry Gates came into the world in the year 1955, the fledgling computer industry was still trying to spread its wings and fly. AOn the day he was born in 1955, fewer then 500 electronic computers had existed in the entire world, their total retail value amounted to less then $200 million, and the term Asoftware@ had not yet been coined.@(Manes, 2) Bill first laid a hand on a computer in 1968 while in junior high school. The computer business was rapidly transforming at this time, and so was Bill Gates. He saw the real profitable side of computers was not their hardware. Rather it was the software end of the business. Good software is what makes a computer exciting and easy to use. Bill Gates grabbed this concept and ran with it. The result: As of 1993 AGates was personally worth more than $2 billion@, and his company, Microsoft, was Avalued at more than $7 billion.@(Manes, 2)
EMD conducted research on how ASRC’s acquisition of Vistronix effected the relationship with customer. There is no supporting evidence suggesting the acquisition was not well received throughout NRCS. Due to the timeline of the acquisition of Vistronix and the awards most made to both ASRC Federal Data Solutions and Vistronix post acquisition, we can assume that the relationship between NRCS and ASRC – Vistronix is still strong.
The case gives a thorough analysis and contains a comprehensive list of authorities that include case law and secondary sources which have reviewed this question. The key area of difference noted was that the software was delivered by download onto a server. This distinguished the case from that of others including Toby Constructions Products Pty Ltd v Computa Bar (Sales) Pty Ltd where the software was held to be a ‘good’ because it comprised both software and hardware.
A year later the vendor is bought by another company, and the software is removed from the marketplace. The new owner believes this software will provide them with a competitive advantage they want to reserve for themselves. The new vendor terminates all lease agreements and revokes all licenses on their expiration. But Jane still has the floppies she made as backup.
The year 1968 marks the revolution of computers as Engelbart demonstrated to the public a new type of computer that featured graphical user interface (GUI) (page 105-106). After the demonstration, Engelbart and Xerox PARC designed and created the first commercialized computer with GUI (Xerox Alto) and other advanced features that included word processing, an operation system, programs that are easy to use, and etcetera (p. 119). The Xerox Alto had the potential to create a sensation in the 1970s, but the hefty price on the finalized product was too much for its time (page 120). After a short period of time, the product became a failure due to poor marketing with its astonishing high price. Nevertheless, Xerox PARC left a legacy that helped created a device that made Apple famous in the 1980s.
Ever since the computer software industry began during the mid-1970’s with the personal computer revolution, using intellectual property rights (IPR) to protect software has been controversial. Presently, software can be protected using both copyright and patents. The issue of software patentability is particularly contentious. On one side there are the large, mainly U.S. based corporations, such as IBM, Microsoft and Apple, who dominate the software market and have traditionally been are advocates for strong intellectual property protection for software. On the other side there is the open-source/free software movement who believe software should not be
This case features a highly diversified software company at the top of its game. Content is provided to enable a thorough situation analysis. A discussion of industry trends, the competitive environment, and competitor information is included, along with internal elements regarding Adobe’s strategic approach, product portfolio, culture, organizational structure, and human resources.
At the urging of their Board of Directors, senior leaders at ABC approached XYZ. The conditions of the acquisition have resulted in some restructuring. ABC’s senior leadership has retained their positions; the CEO of XYZ has been named the Head of Product Development, a cabinet level position. The rest of the XYZ leadership team has been retained to complete the Product Development Division. ABC’s former Product Development leadership team accepted an early retirement package. ABC and XYZ employees have been blended into their respective departments. The leaders have pledged not to lay off any employees, but to gradually reduce staffing levels through attrition.
Additionally, with option one, there may be an opportunity for future developers in the area to contribute additional funding for further enhancements to the facility through the utilization of a separate P3. According to the Finance Code 6.7-4 G., this would only be one if the benefits exceed the costs of the P3, and when specific financial objectives can be achieved that are consistent with the overall financial policy and risks are analyzed.
The tale of VisiCalc is part myth and part fact for most of us. The story is that Dan Bricklin was preparing a spread sheet analysis for a Harvard Business School "case study" report and had two alternatives: 1) do it by hand or 2) use a clumsy time-sharing mainframe program. Bricklin thought there must be a better way. He wanted a program where people could visualize the spreadsheet as they created it. His metaphor was "an electronic blackboard and electronic chalk in a classroom."
Currently, I am pursuing a career in the software development field of computer science. In this field, I will mostly be creating programs and software to be installed or run on computers or other machines. Of course like any professional career, ethical issues can appear, but the issues found in the tech industry are not always found in the office area. Many of the issues developers face are outside of the office area and out in the field. The type of issues I am addressing is computer crimes, computer failures, protection and theft of software, and the corruption of privacy and company property. Developers face the challenge of protecting their programs from being misused and making sure that the programs are safe for users. Two cases that show these types of dilemmas are the Therac-25 case and the infamous Target hack of 2013. The Therac-25 case will show what happens when a product and its software are not properly constructed, while the Target Hack case will show an example of the misuse of software that lead to millions of credit cards stolen.
An interesting software design technique to understand and solve complexity is Domain Driven Design (DDD). Domain Driven Design advocates modeling based on the reality of business as relevant to our use cases. As it is now getting older and hype level decreasing, many of us forget that the DDD approach really helps in understanding the problem at hand and design software towards the common understanding of the solution. When building applications, DDD talks about problems as domains and subdomains. It describes independent steps/areas of problems as bounded contexts, emphasizes a common language to talk about these problems, and adds many technical concepts, like entities, value objects and aggregate root rules to support the implementation. Sometimes these technical rules are perceived as hard barriers implementing the DDD, but at the end, people tend to forget that the important part is to organize code artifacts in alignment with business problems and using the same common, ubiquitous language.
Introduction to Software Engineering Somnuk Keretho, Assistant Professor Department of Computer Engineering Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University Email: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.cpe.ku.ac.th/~sk Somnuk Keretho/Kasetsart University Outline of this presentation • • • • • • Scope of Software Engineering Object-Oriented Software Development Software Process Software Life-Cycle Models Object Orientation Software Quality Assessment Reference to Chapter 1/2/3 of “Software Engineering with JAVA”, S.R. Schach, McGraw-Hill, 1997. Somnuk Keretho/Kasetsart University 2 Scope of Software Engineering • Software
Today Software engineering is the most promising and advanced fields in the market. So certain methodologies should be applied to make it a persistent and ever developing in the coming future. This term paper mainly concentrates on the Case Methods, which provide not only knowledge of software engineering but also the problem solving and thinking ability among the practitioners. Introducing the concepts of software Engineering in Educational institutions creates awareness among the students not only with the knowledge of the subject but also the problems faced in the real world, which further reduces the burden when they enter the software industry. This paper focuses on features of Case Methods, their importance and benefits to individuals who practice them.
A model of a complex system that includes only the details essential to perspective of the viewer of the system or Only the characteristics of the system that are essential to the problem being studied are modelled; minor or irrelevant details are ignored.