As people that live and work with technology and enterprise software on a daily basis, it's easy to forget all the effort it took to bring us to where we are today. As we text and download the next coolest app, we forget that we hold more power in our hand than the mainframe computers that used to take up an entire room.
At Software Advice, we decided that the tech world needed a bit of context to couch all the great technological innovations that we have around us today. Our editor, Lara Zuehlke recently did just that. She bravely dove into the last 60 years of enterprise software history to tell the story of how software became so integral to our businesses today. The product of her labors is a four-part series that relays the history of enterprise software and technology innovation itself.
In addition to the great narrative that Ms. Zuehlke put together, she also pieced together an impressive infographic that encapsulates part one of her series, The Origins of Modern Computing. You can find the infographic below.
For those of you that are interested in the rest of the story, you can navigate to parts 2, 3 and 4 from the first article. Each subsequent articles links to the next. If you have thoughts of your own, I invite you to share them on the our blog at Software Advice, a website that reviews ERP systems, at: Part 1: Origins of Modern Computing.
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