Jobs, Trades, Skills, and the Profession
Holmes, WN (2002) Jobs, Trades, Skills, and the Profession. Computer, 35 (9). 104, 102-103. ISSN 0018-9162
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MC.2002.1033038
This essay reviews reports that the IT skills shortage is a myth and suggests that, although the shortage may well be mythical, the basic problem lies in the computing profession and industry's failure to distinguish beteen the trade of software development and the profession of systems engineering as it relates to the use of computers as a factor in the solution to problems.
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|Keywords:||systems engineering, software development, skills shortage, computing profession|
|Deposited By:||Mr Neville Holmes|
|Deposited On:||24 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Jul 2008 20:05|
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