Synopses & Reviews
His vision changed our world. But in this monumental work Bill Gates argues that the capabilities of computers, software, and networks are only beginning to be harnessed -- and that your company must start building a modern, digital nervous system now in order to compete quickly and intuitively in the new millennium.
In BUSINESS @ THE SPEED OF THOUGHT, Gates explains how to turn your hardware and software into a powerful, evolving network of information. Looking at the digital systems in place at Microsoft and other leading corporations, Gates shows how your company can:
-- Convert every paper process to a digital process -- and end information bottlenecks
-- Use networks to create fast-reacting virtual teams to work together among traditional departments
-- Decrease cycle time by using digital transactions with supplies and partners to get products out before the competition
-- Knock down the walls of your company and electronically build new business relationships and new markets.
In his new book, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates discusses how technology can help run businesses better today and how it will transform the nature of business in the near future. Gates stresses the need for managers to view technology not as overhead but as a strategic asset, and offers detailed examples from Microsoft, GM, Dell, and many other successful companies. Companion Web site.