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Development of human skills

Development of human skills Information Technology for Development Volume 2 Number 4. © 1987 Oxford University Press. Julian Bogod Strategy Planner, Information Technology, British Standards Institution, London 1. Introduction One of the working groups at the Southern Africa Regional Workshop held at Victoria Falls in May 1986 dealt with policy issues and it reported as follows in respect of manpower development: 'Effective and timely development of Informatics is heavily dependent upon the availability of human skills at many levels. The rapid development of the technology also dictates that the skills needed change rapidly in time. In support of a policy of Informatics Development a Manpower Development Plan is needed which impacts not only the levels of technical skills needed but also management and user education. The manpower development plan must include provision for appropriate education and training programmes within an infrastructure. Policy must be laid down to permit a coordinated strategy.' Why is training so important in the field of Information Technology? There are several key reasons: 1. Information processing is a technically advanced practice. It is organizationally and managerially complex and it usually impinges upon all the activities of the organization using it. 2. It demands from its practitioners and its users http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Technology for Development Taylor & Francis

Development of human skills

Information Technology for Development , Volume 2 (4): 7 – Dec 1, 1987

Development of human skills

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Information Technology for Development Volume 2 Number 4. © 1987 Oxford University Press. Julian Bogod Strategy Planner, Information Technology, British Standards Institution, London 1. Introduction One of the working groups at the Southern Africa Regional Workshop held at Victoria Falls in May 1986 dealt with policy issues and it reported as follows in respect of manpower development: 'Effective and timely development of Informatics is heavily dependent upon the availability of...
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Taylor & Francis
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1554-0170
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0268-1102
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10.1080/02681102.1987.9627105
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Information Technology for Development Volume 2 Number 4. © 1987 Oxford University Press. Julian Bogod Strategy Planner, Information Technology, British Standards Institution, London 1. Introduction One of the working groups at the Southern Africa Regional Workshop held at Victoria Falls in May 1986 dealt with policy issues and it reported as follows in respect of manpower development: 'Effective and timely development of Informatics is heavily dependent upon the availability of human skills at many levels. The rapid development of the technology also dictates that the skills needed change rapidly in time. In support of a policy of Informatics Development a Manpower Development Plan is needed which impacts not only the levels of technical skills needed but also management and user education. The manpower development plan must include provision for appropriate education and training programmes within an infrastructure. Policy must be laid down to permit a coordinated strategy.' Why is training so important in the field of Information Technology? There are several key reasons: 1. Information processing is a technically advanced practice. It is organizationally and managerially complex and it usually impinges upon all the activities of the organization using it. 2. It demands from its practitioners and its users

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Information Technology for DevelopmentTaylor & Francis

Published: Dec 1, 1987

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