information age

The era of history when computers became popular with the masses and knowledge workers outnumbered factory workers.

It is generally agreed upon that mankind progressed from the agricultural age to the industrial age to the information age. One aspect of the information age is the convergence of computers and telecommunications. Another example of progression into the information age is the ability for entrepreneurs, business people, and investors to make more money than ever before in the history of business.

Historical perspective: The information age was fueled by information management and Oracle, one of the largest independent software companies, specializes in software for information management. Best known for its databases, Oracle is located in Silicon Valley and headed by CEO Larry Ellison. Oracle was actually the first software company to develop 100 percent Internet-enabled enterprise software, and it was the first to implement that software across its entire product line: databases, servers, enterprise business applications, and application development and decision support tools. Oracle also provides the related consulting, education, and support services that go along with these products.

See also : digital revolution  IT  KM  otaku  
NetLingo Classification: Technical Terms