How the 1980s changed IT management

A period of disruption like none before

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Workers and managers faced great changes in the 1980s, as personal computers finally reached office desks
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Workers and managers faced great changes in the 1980s, as personal computers finally reached office desks

In the 1980s, 30 years after the first commercial use of programmable digital computers, many businesses were grappling with the strategic application of IT for competitive advantage.

1982 was officially Information Technology Year (IT82), with Kenneth (now Lord) Baker as Minister for Information Technology. The decade saw the arrival of the IBM PC, mobile phones, Microsoft Wind...

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