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By Gerard O'Regan

This obtainable compendium examines a suite of important expertise businesses that experience helped to form the sector of computing and its impression on society. each one corporation is brought with a quick account of its background, by means of a concise account of its key contributions. the choice covers a various variety of old and modern firms from pioneers of e-commerce to influential social media businesses. positive aspects: offers info on early computing device brands; studies vital mainframe and minicomputer businesses; examines the contributions to the sector of semiconductors made by way of convinced businesses; describes businesses which were energetic in constructing domestic and private desktops; surveys remarkable learn facilities; discusses the effect of telecommunications businesses and people keen on the realm of firm software program and company computing; considers the achievements of e-commerce businesses; presents a evaluation of social media companies.

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It failed to succeed against its competitor products such as Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis. Atari Corporation ceased trading in 1996, and its name and assets were sold to a hard disc drive manufacturer called JTS. JTS was later acquired by Hasbro. The history of Atari and Atari computers is described in more detail in [Edw:11, IGN:14]. Chapter 7 Bell Labs Bell Labs (also known as Bell Laboratories, AT&T Bell Labs or Lucent Bell Labs) was founded by Western Electric Research Laboratories and the American Telephone and Telegraph company (AT&T) in 1925.

3 Shewhart’s PDCA cycle Plan Act Do Check were later applied to the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) as a way to control key software processes. Statistical process control plays an important role in process improvement. Shewhart argued that quality and productivity improve as process variability is reduced. His influential book, The Economic control of quality of manufactured product [Shw:31] outlines the methods of statistical process control to reduce ­process variability. It prophesized that productivity would improve as process variability was reduced, and this was verified by Japanese engineers in the 1950s.

It released the Atari PC2 and PC3 later that year, and the PC3 included an internal hard disc. The Atari PC4 included a faster 16-MHz 80286 CPU and 1 MB of RAM, and it was released the same year. The PC5 was released in 1988 and it had a 20-MHz 80386 CPU and 2 MB of RAM. The Atari ABC (Atari Business Computer) was released in 1990. The 286 version shipped with a range of CPU and storage choices ranging from an 8-MHz to a 20-MHz CPU and a 30–60-MB hard disc. The Atari ABC 386 version included a 20-MHz or 40-MHz CPU and a 40-MB or 80-MB hard disc.

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