Corporate Infrastructure for Fifth Generation Computers
Viswanatha Sankara Rama Subramaniam
Indian Management, pp. 19-28, June 1985
Arithmetically each level of human generation contributes to 6.72 generations of Computer upgrading. But, this effect could pay back to the human society only by tuning the corporate infrastructure to utilise these computer innovations optimally. The future computer electronics works towards drastic cost reduction and process speed optimization. Pre-fifth generation computer environment in late 1980s and early 1990s will be dominated by a circularly integrated general purpose computer network, and the organisation will be vertically integration in the hierarchical administration, and horizontal interaction at implementation levels. The Fifth generation architecture with its innovative techniques will be tuned to accept keyed, voice, picture inputs and process towards decision and action guidelines, using a knowledge based management and problem solving and inference modules. The machine is also expected to become more intelligent with the passage of time. The proposed Fifth Generation organisational structure is hence designed with the maintenance of 1990s hierarchical and machine interfaces, circularly integrated policy, management work flow, intensified problem-solution, knowledge/intelligence orientation, integrated human-machine interface and mutual training setup. Based on a survey of Hardware and Software development in USA and Japan by the author in 1984. The paper is supported with 4 Schematic Diagrams and a Post-Publication Appraisal.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 15
Keywords: Computers, Computer Architecture, Computer Generations, Computer Network, Corporate Infra-structure, Circular Integration, Fifth Generation Computers
JEL Classification: M13, M14, L14, L22, L63, L86, O14, O32
Date posted: April 30, 2004