September 2000

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: HPImpact: Beyond e-commerce: the other opportunities

One track for technology is of fads and failures; these get the bulk of attention. The other track is the substantial technology that endures and brings value. These opportunities "are often clouded b..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

One track for technology is of fads and failures; these get the bulk of attention. The other track is the substantial technology that endures and brings value. These opportunities "are often clouded by the furor of the next big fad." So said John G. Voeller, Senior Partner, Black & Veatch, in a keynote presentation at the Construction Industry Institute's Annual Conference (Nashville, Tennessee, Aug. 9 - 10). According to him, in the next four years, the engineering and construction industry will encounter significant innovations that it should monitor. These include: Wireless broadband Proactive computers Self-repairing systems Keyboardless computing Searching without search en

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