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Moving the 'Desktop' Into the Field

Cheverst, Keith and Blair, Gordon S. and Davies, Nigel and Friday, Adrian and Cross, Andrew D. and Raven, Peter F. (1994) Moving the 'Desktop' Into the Field. In: IEE Colloquim on Integrating Telecommunications and IT on the Desktop, 1994-03-01, Savoy Place, London, UK.

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    Abstract

    The electricty industry, as other utilities, is concerned with the management of large scale distribution networks. These networks have been developing for more than a century and the methods for operating them have changed over this time. For almost fifty years mobile communications have played an increasingly important role in the co-ordination of activities in the field. In more recent years, the industry has exploited IT with the result that a significant amount of mixed-media information is now held in computerised form. This information is available to office workers on their desktop. However, it is believed that substantial benefits could be accrued by making this information available to those workers who operate in the field, i.e. by moving the desktop into the field. This paper reports on the initial findings of the DTI/SERC supported MOST project which aims to produce a pilot system to demonstrate how mixed-media information can be exploited in the field using mobile computers and wide-area radio communications as enabling technologies.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Journal or Publication Title: IEE Colloquim on Integrating Telecommunications and IT on the Desktop
    Uncontrolled Keywords: cs_eprint_id ; 1488 cs_uid ; 352
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    Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
    ID Code: 12980
    Deposited By: ep_importer_comp
    Deposited On: 29 May 2008 12:05
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2012 01:57
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    URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/12980

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