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Comments (2)
It may be a gap in where the software is available and where the training needs to occur. By that, I mean certainly in Computer Engineering and Computer Sciences many vendors have made their software readily and easily available for a number of years. However, many of the tools - OLAP such as Jaspersoft, or the offerings from IBM (TM1), Oracle (Essbase) and so on - and the business insight to utilize these tools should be in the hands of business students. In real-life projects every day there are circumstances where I/T manages the 'back-office' but the actual business processes that are to be modelled are in the hands of the office of finance, accounting, purchasing and so on. Are students in those disciplines learning the skills necessary (beyond spreadsheets) to apply the sophisticated tools available to real-world problems? If not, they should be. It is not 'just' an IS/IT issue.
Posted by Gary B | Tuesday, December 13 2011 at 12:35PM ET
It really is nice to know that apart from profiteering of making software, some have an idea of giving back by having it available for free... And by having ones software be held available in information laboratory is one great idea.

Posted by Shawn V | Thursday, March 22 2012 at 11:07PM ET
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