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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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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.
|Keywords:||systems engineering, software development, skills shortage, computing profession|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Computer|
|Page Range:||104, 102-103|
|Identification Number - DOI:||10.1109/MC.2002.1033038|
|Additional Information:||This essay has been more formally published as essay 3.5 in the author's book "Computers and People" (Wiley, 2006). This material is presented to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders. All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by each author's copyright. In most cases, these works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. Copyright 2002 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.|
|Date Deposited:||24 Aug 2007|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 03:21|
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