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翻譯高手幫幫忙--IT競爭優勢

Finally, let’s ask Andy Grove, former CEO and now chairman of Intel Corp., “Nicholas Carr’s recent Harvard Business Review article says: ‘IT Doesn’t Matter.’ Is information technology so pervasive that it no longer offers companies a competitive advantage?” Grove says: “In any field, you can find segments that are close to maturation and draw a conclusion that the field is homogeneous. Carr is saying commercial-transaction processing in the United States and some parts of Europe has reached the top parts of an S-curve. But instead of talking about that segment, he put a provocative spin on it-that information technology doesn’t matter-and suddenly the statement is grossly wrong. It couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s like saying: I have an old three-speed bike, and Lance Armstrong has a bike. So why should he have a competitive advantage?”

So basically, Carr misunderstands what information technology is. He thinks it’s merely a bunch of networks and computers. He notes, properly, that the price of those has plummeted and that companies bought way too much in recent years. He’s also right that the hardware infrastructure of business is rapidly becoming commoditized and, even more important, standardized. Computers and networks per se are just infrastructure. However, one of the article’s most glaring flaws is its complete disregard for the centrality of software and the fact that human knowledge or information can be mediated and managed by software.

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  • 匿名使用者
    1 0 年前
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    Finally, let's ask Andy Grove, former CEO and now chairman of Intel Corp., "Nicholas Carr's recent Harvard Business Review article says: 'IT Doesn't Matter.' Is information technology so pervasive that it no longer offers companies a competitive advantage?" Grove says: "In any field, you can find segments that are close to maturation and draw a conclusion that the field is homogeneous. Carr is saying commercial-transaction processing in the United States and some parts of Europe has reached the top parts of an S-curve. But instead of talking about that segment, he put a provocative spin on it-that information technology doesn't matter-and suddenly the statement is grossly wrong. It couldn't be further from the truth. It's like saying: I have an old three-speed bike, and Lance Armstrong has a bike. So why should he have a competitive advantage?"最後,讓我門請教安迪葛洛夫(Intel公司前總執行長及現任董事長),「Nicholas Carr在最近的哈佛商業評論(HBR)文章中表示:『資訊科技無關緊要。』是否資訊科技如此普及,以至於不再對企業提供競爭優勢?」葛洛夫表示:「在任何業界,你可以發現接近成熟的區隔,並推論該一業界趨於同質。Carr是在說,美國及一些歐洲國家的商務交易處理已經達到S曲線的頂端部份。但不是談論該一區隔,而是挑起資訊科技無關緊要這一爭論議題,不料這種說法卻大謬不然。再沒有比這個更離譜了。那就像是說:我有一部老式三段變速腳踏車,而Lance Armstrong有一部腳踏車。所以,他為何應該有競爭優勢?」So basically, Carr misunderstands what information technology is. He thinks it's merely a bunch of networks and computers. He notes, properly, that the price of those has plummeted and that companies bought way too much in recent years. He's also right that the hardware infrastructure of business is rapidly becoming commoditized and, even more important, standardized. Computers and networks per se are just infrastructure. However, one of the article's most glaring flaws is its complete disregard for the centrality of software and the fact that human knowledge or information can be mediated and managed by software. 所以,基本上Carr對資訊科技之為物有所誤解。他認為那只是一堆網路和電腦。他恰當評論說,那些的價格已經大為下跌,而且公司近年購置太多。他的這一看法亦屬正確:企業的硬體基礎設施正急速商品化,甚且更為重要的是已經標準化。電腦和網路,其本身只是基礎設施。然而,這篇文章大錯之一,在於它完全無視於軟體的中心地位,而且亦漠視人類知識或資訊可由軟體予以傳達及管理此一事實。

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    1 0 年前

    最後,let s問安迪‧格拉夫,前首席執行長官新近的哈佛生意檢閱文章的Intel公司,‥Nicholas Carr s的主席說︰ ¯IT Doesnt 事情。 是資訊技術如此遍佈那個以致于它不再把一種競爭優勢提供給公司嗎? 〃小樹林說︰ ‥In 任何領域,你能找到領域同類的接近于成熟並且得出結論的部分。 凱爾正說在美國和歐洲的一些部分的商業事務處理已經到達一條S 曲線的最高部分。 但是不是談論那部分,他突然把一個挑釁的旋轉放在it that資訊技術doesn t matter and上陳述極度錯誤。 couldn t是更遠離事實。 It s 喜歡說︰ 我有一輛舊的3 速度的單車和噴槍阿姆斯壯有一輛單車。 因此他為什麼應該有一種競爭優勢? 〃

    如此基本上,凱爾誤會資訊技術是什麼。 他思考it s 僅僅一束網路和計算機。 他正確指出,那些的價格已經疲軟,公司在近年買模式太多。 He s也正確那基礎架構硬體那兒的生意的迅速變得commoditized 和,更重要,標準化。 計算機和網路本來正是基礎設施。 但是, 最耀眼的article s 瑕疵之一是它的完整的不管軟體和事實的centrality, 軟體可能調停並且管理那人知識或者訊息。

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