A collection of industry publications kindly shared by Archives of IT interviewees. They include weekly and monthly periodicals, annual reports, research documents and in-depth analysis dating back to 1972 as well as a personal collection of articles published from 1979-1996.
Richard Holway Limited became the leading authority on the financial performance of the UK software and IT services market and its constituent companies. Richard Holway, interviewed by AIT in 2017, launched the annual Holway Report in 1988. In 1989 he published the first edition of the monthly newsletter, System House, written largely by Richard and was a 12 page, monthly publication produced for 20 years. This collection tracks the UK IT industry through a tumultuous period with our established companies increasingly succumbing to control and acquisition by international competition. They tell the story of the increasing significance of the internet and the new companies of the .com boom and the bust.
Formed in 1974 by Peter Cunningham, INPUT provided planning information, analysis, and recommendations to managers and executives in the information processing industries (aka IT Software and Services Industry). Through market research, technology forecasting, and competitive analysis, INPUT research and advisory services supported client decision making. INPUT became a leading international planning services firm.
The Butler Cox Foundation operated from 1977 to 1991 advising IT Director subscribers on issues in technology and systems through more than 220 newsletters, reports and conference proceedings, collected here, offer unparalleled insight into IT and communications in this period. Together, the publications track the dramatic advance of information technology in a period when the technology moved out of the closeted world of ‘computing’ or ‘data processing’ into communications, office systems and publishing. It heralded the world of the PC, e-mail, the mobile phone and the Internet.
As well as his diverse roles in a varied technical and managerial career, David Tebbutt also edited and wrote for a range of influential trade and consumer publications from 1979 to 1996. His articles reflect key developments in an important period of change, relating especially to the personal computer and developing Internet. The above photo is from the cover of the September 1979 edition of Personal Computer World, the first microcomputer magazine in Britain founded by the Angelo Zgorelec in 1978, and features David’s first editorial for the publication.