April 19, 2015

The Importance of Computer Science

Industry statistics shows that cloud ERP are the present, not the future. As a result, it is important to have in the watch list the challenges and disadvantages that this systems have, in particular cybersecurity. For this, it is essential that management knows this subject and does not rely on vendor’s advice. Otherwise, mistakes like purchasing useless expensive security software might happen, it would be like “Purchasing an iron door to protect your house and leaving the windows open” (Vigfússon 2014).

However, there is a gap in the computer science field, as most managers today does not have deep knowledge of it. Principally because most managers age from 35 to 54 (Pardey and May 2013, p. 8), and therefore they grew at the same time as computers were developed. Contrasting with children today, which are likely to study some computer degree when at school (IEEE- The Institute 2014). Therefore, it is believed that computer science training within managers is one of the most vital task for organisations today.

“Age, class and other factors does not matter, what matters is your knowledge, skills and curiosity for understanding how the digital world works” (Vigfússon 2014).

IEEE- The Institute (2014) Computer Science Classes for Kids Becoming Mandatory [online] available from <http://theinstitute.ieee.org/career-and-education/preuniversity-education/computer-science-classes-for-kids-becoming-mandatory> [19 April 2015]

Pardey, D. and May, T. (2013) UK Managers’ Profile,2013. Institute of Leadership and Management. available from <https://www.i-l-m.com/~/.../uk-managers-profile-2013%20pdf.ashx>

Vigfússon, Ý. (2014) Why I Teach People How to Hack [online] available from <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwJyKmCbOws>

Ricardo Pimentel Loria


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