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The accuracy of past predictions about the information technology age. The need to exploit new opportunities of that age, based on that fact that 90% of all economic growth is a result of these new opportunities. How to cope with changing technologies and use them to help business succeed. A focus and discussion of three areas: a review of the new technologies; changes they are causing in the business world; how businesses can benefit from information technology. Examples of new strategies including those employed by Bell Canada, and a Pratt and Whitney plant in Halifax. Results and summary of a study of 200 Canadian companies that looked at levels of enablement for identification and impact. Lessons from the study. The idea of "Investing in People." The imperative of the creation of a knowledge culture. Empowering employees. A plan as outlined in "Investing in People." Some conclusions and thoughts on the future.