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"The Cold War for Information Technology: The Inside Story"

"The Cold War for Information Technology" is a captivating new book that uncovers a little-known but vital battle to gain control over IT development that took place in the final two decades of the 20th century.

 
 
The Cold War for Information Technology
The Cold War for Information Technology
PRLog - Jan. 2, 2013 - As you might expect, intelligence agencies from the United States, the Soviet Union, India, and China all played major roles.

Information Technology, more commonly known as IT, has come to dominate the way we do business and interact with one another. IT development has largely been dominated by the West. But it may not have necessarily been so.

Remarkably, an IT company from Tito’s unaligned Yugoslavia called Iskra Delta wound up right in the middle of this epic struggle to control IT. For despite its small size, Iskra Delta obtained permission from the U.S. to work through the U.S. embargo that at the time prohibited exporting information technology to the East. Being at a kind of digital crossroads for the East and West gave the company a massive influence that belied its small size. By 1986 the tiny Yugoslav IT company had built one of the largest computer networks in the world for the Chinese police.

But Iskra Delta’s innovativeness would ultimately draw it into the center of the international struggle to control the emerging IT world with presidents of the Soviet Union, China and India personally paying a visit. Suddenly the company was in the crosshairs of international intelligence agencies like the CIA and the KGB.

Author Janez Škrubej is himself an IT professional, who was managing Iskra Delta during the time all of this was taking place. He witnessed The Cold War for Information Technology first hand. This book is his story.

THE COLD WAR FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (ISBN: 978-1-61897-835-6) is now available for $19.95 and can be ordered through the publisher’s website:
sbpra.com/JanezSkrubej or at www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com.

WHOLESALERS: This book is distributed by Ingram Books and other wholesale distributors.

Contact your representative with the ISBN for purchase. Wholesale purchase for retailers, universities, libraries, and other organizations is also available through the publisher; please email bookorder@aeg-online-store.com.

About the Author: Janez Škrubej is a retired IT professional and MIT alumnus who lives in the picturesque village of Rudolfovo, Slovenia. When he is not writing, Janez enjoys keeping up with the latest IT news and making his own plum brandy.

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