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Purpose – To develop a testable model for girls' career choices in technology fields based on past research and hypotheses about the future of the information technology (IT) workforce. Design/methodology/approach – Review and assimilation of literature from education, psychology, sociology, computer science, IT, and business in a model that identifies(More)
It is now commonplace for an organization to turn to external firms for the provision of IT services and software. As technology advances and the business environment continues to evolve, a key challenge facing IT software and service providers is identifying critical skill sets, both today and in the future. The challenge is compounded as a result of the(More)
<b>Introduction</b> IT professionals are beset by ongoing changes in technology and business practices. Some commentators have suggested that, in order to stay competitive, IT professionals should retool themselves to gain competency in specific in-demand technical skills. This article argues that thriving in such a dynamic environment requires competency(More)
Information systems for large firms are typically designed by a group of people which is made up of users and system personnel. The management information system (MIS) literature discusses a communication gap between the organization-oriented users and the more technical systems staff. It has been hypothesized that system personnel and users are different(More)