The dynamic track of information technology features nonstop change; competition; convergence; shifting, expanding, opened, and closed markets; and domestic and international alliances. Rarely in history has a single technological development experienced the phenomenal rate of growth that the information technology industry has. Societies around the globe rely increasingly on advanced telecommunications, computer, and other automated information systems in everyday life. Without question, information technology is a force for change--social, political, and economic.
ICAF Industry Studies 1996