Stephen E. Arnold said to the Computers in Libraries' audience of more than 1,000 information professionals:
"Opportunities for trained information professionals have never been greater. The keen interest in data mining, intelligent agents, and visualization is not likely to decrease in the next 12 to 24 months."
The purpose of this 45-minute presentation was to provide information professional with a glimpse of the important new technologies becoming widely available in the first quarter of 1999. In addition, the talk took provided the audience with a glimpse of three increasingly important suites of technologies that will be widely deployed by the middle of 2000.
There is no manuscript of the presentation. In response to the many requests for the links of the Web sites shown during the presentation, Arnold Information Technologies is able to provide an annotated list of the sites included in the talk. For more information about how Arnold Information Technologies can assist any organization with its information systems planning, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The speech began with a list of five "hot" technologies. These are described in the table below. The Web sites listed in the table are the ones shown during the presentation.
The five must-explore technologies in March 1999 are:
The audience next learned about three suites of technologies. This was a rapid tour of some very interesting Web "application suites." These are summarized in the table below:
What's the outlook?
To be direct, absolutely great for people who are excited about the new tools and the applications the tools allow us to create. The only inhibitor is cost. As the price of hardware and software drops, the types technologies discussed in this presentation will diffuse rapidly through the marketplace. The Year 2000 is an auspicious one for information professionals.
To find out how my firm can help your organization integrate these and other technologies, contact me at email@example.com.
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