The Practical Real-Time Enterprise

The Practical Real-Time Enterprise

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Speed as a factor for success Our modern industrial society lives life in the fast lane. The catchwords a€œfastera€, a€œshortera€, a€œmore powerfula€ reflect what we experience in almost all aspects of our lives. Whether at home or at work, we are constantly on the move and in a rush. In our private lives we find rapid exchange of inf- mation most entertaining and we are fascinated by the wide range of inf- mation that pours in on us from all around the world, mainly via the new media. It gives us the feeling of being a part of the action everywhere and all the time. Seldom are we aware that the only reason this flood of inf- mation, often referred to as a€œoverstimulationa€, does not lead to overkill is that we manage to organize our time effectively. There are many parallels to this in the business world. Here too, a great deal of time pressure is exerted from outside; goals are set ever higher and deadlines become tighter. In other words, demands on our time demand faster reaction. Crucial information travels around the globe a€“ across all time zones a€“ in a matter of seconds. In fact, instead of CET or CEST, it would make sense to have a single time zone for the worldwide network called GST for Global Simultaneous Time. In business more so than in p- vate life, we are almost constantly online.The spectrum of services and products is unique in its composition. ... Benz G class, the four-wheel drive 4MATIC models of the Mercedes Benz E class, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Voyager), Saab (9-3 Cabrio) and BMW (X3).

Title:The Practical Real-Time Enterprise
Author:Bernd Kuglin, Heinz Thielmann
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2005-12-05


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