Syndicated Columnist Strassmann Speaks Today on Information Technology

Posted: March 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Information Technology (IT) Program within the School of Information Technology and Engineering will host a talk by noted information systems executive Paul Strassmann today from 4 to 5 p.m. in the front ballroom of SUB II on the Fairfax Campus. “IT Spending as Measure of Organizational Disorder—the DoD Case,” includes Strassmann’s most recent findings on the relationship between mission, transaction, and infrastructure uses of information technologies.

Strassmann, who views information technology as the most potent means for countering deterioration as an organization grows in complexity, will also discuss the laws of entropy, the amount of energy unavailable to do useful work in a closed thermodynamic system, which is one of the most powerful concepts in physics.

Former acting CIO of NASA, Strassmann is president of The Information Economics Press and serves on the Board of Editors of the Information Economics Journal. His globally syndicated monthly commentaries about IT investments have appeared in Computerworld magazine since 1994.

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