Background Note | HBS Case Collection | June 2001

Information Technology Management from 1960-2000

by Richard L. Nolan


Covers the history of IT management from 1960 to the present. Applies the Stages Theory as a basis to trace the evolution of the three dominant IT designs (mainframes, microcomputers, networks) and how companies used and managed IT in each era.

Keywords: Management; Information Technology; Industry Growth;


Nolan, Richard L. "Information Technology Management from 1960-2000." Harvard Business School Background Note 301-147, June 2001.