Title: New occupational trends in data processing

Authors: Chris A. Jecchinis, Dimitri P. Karavakos

Addresses: Lakehead University of Ontario, and President of the Institute for Labour Studies and Consultations in Greece, Greece. ' Athens School of Economics and Business Sciences, Managing Director DP Services for Archirodon Group, 6, Lesvou str., Kifissia 14 562, Greece

Abstract: The drop in price of computers over the last few years, as well as the abundance of software packages and services offered by third parties, have consequences for occupational trends in DP departments. Several studies reveal that the participation of in-house DP personnel in developing software is on the decline. In these circumstances, a new strategy for DP managers could be the development of software to support the strategic decisions of their firms.

Keywords: strategy; data processing managers; software development; future trends; data processing personnel; occupational trends; software houses.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1989.062675

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1989 Vol.2 No.1, pp.9 - 11

Available online: 11 Jun 2014 *

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