Book Editors: Ranjay Gulati & Mohanbir Sawhney
Book Review by : Vivek Gupta
Faculty Member, ICMR (IBS Center for Management Research)
Wireless Value Chain, Semiconductor Industry, Quantum Computing, DNA Computing, Nanotubes, Networks, Software, Services, Outlook for 3G, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, telecommunications union
Organizations have to thoroughly understand the role of new technologies in their respective industries and also make efforts to continuously adopt these technologies. In the recent years, the emerging wireless technologies have changed the way of doing business in several industries and organizations. The new wireless technologies like location based services and Bluetooth will be serving niche markets. However, it will take a longer time to make these wireless technologies as technologies for general-purpose applications.
The other major factor, which cannot be ruled out, was understanding of new technologies and its various applications. Most of the companies in several industries, which failed, could not understand the technology well and therefore were not able to design their strategies for future operations. Let us examine the semiconductor and wireless industries and understand the impact of new technologies for them.
Based on the quantum bits, which can be zero or one at the same time, this branch of computing can reduce the processing time significantly in compared to the time taken by silicon chips. With the extraordinary engineering challenges, quantum computing still has to find the place for it becoming general-purpose computing.
Based on the DNA, which can be used to store information, this computing still has to evolve to a large extent. Still in nascent stage, DNA computing is the best for combinational problems.
In this case, semiconductors replace the carbon molecules. As the molecules are very small in size, these are the perfect for general-purpose computing. With the research going on to remove the flaws, this technology will still take time to be introduced in the market.