1. List three key distinguishing characteristics that you identify with the era called the information age. What experiences have you had that supports your selection?

2. Draw a correlation between data warehousing and strategic thinking, highlighting how data warehousing allows the enterprise to compete across time.

3. Underlying technology substitution is the idea that people have an enduring set of basic needs. For one of the five basic drivers for new technologies discussed in the text: serendipity, military research, planned obsolescence, depletion of resources, and competitive pressures, what real-life example or application can you offer? For example, in the case of serendipity, what accidental discovery are you familiar with that has given rise to a superior technology?

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