April 16, 1998 |
Computers and the Internet have dramatically transformed the nation's economy in the last five years, significantly reducing inflation and creating 7.4 million high-paying jobs, according to a Commerce Department report released Wednesday. The report marks the government's most comprehensive look to date at the growth of information technology and puts a dollar figure on the myriad advancements that have become a part of everyday life.
December 13, 1996 |
Key countries reached agreement here today on a pact to eliminate tariffs on most products of the world's $1-trillion information technology industry, a step that should benefit California's economy while cutting prices and boosting global production of everything from telephones to computers and CD-ROMs.
December 10, 1996 |
On the opening day of a global trade conference, the United States demanded Monday that an agreement to eliminate most tariffs on the world's $1-trillion information technology industry be concluded by Friday. Otherwise, U.S. officials warned, the chance for a deal might slip away. "We must reach an agreement this week," Acting U.S.
August 16, 2001 |
First came the International Executive Service Corps, a group that shipped retired U.S. businessmen to poor countries to help small businesses grow into large ones. Then came Geekcorps, an organization that sent young technologists to Ghana to install computer networks and train businesses to use them. Now, the two nonprofit groups have announced that they will join forces, pairing "geezers and geeks" to try to stem the growing gap in technology between rich and poor countries.
January 28, 2005 |
President Bush prodded doctors and hospitals Thursday to make better use of computers to share patient information, saying the healthcare industry's continued reliance on paper records was inflating costs and undermining care. Participating in a talk-show-style "conversation" with Cleveland-area medical personnel, Bush said the development of a nationwide data-sharing network was an integral part of his agenda for reducing healthcare costs.
May 4, 1994 |
On the heels of a $44-million computer snafu at the state Department of Motor Vehicles, the legislative analyst warned Tuesday that a lack of adequate management controls over state computer systems is producing duplication and waste that undermines the state's $1-billion-a-year computer investment. The report says that the $44 million for a Department of Motor Vehicles computer operation that has no hope of working is only one example of a system operating without proper controls.
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July 4, 2002 |
As Gov. Gray Davis continues to try to extricate the state from an embarrassing $95-million computer software contract with Oracle Corp., his handpicked consultant on Wednesday called for creation of a new board that would oversee high-tech procurement and try to avert similar debacles in the future.