oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Business information systems : engineering's orphan child : information technology
|Article Title||Business information systems : engineering's orphan child : information technology|
|© Publisher:||South African Institution Of Civil Engineering (SAICE)|
|Journal||Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese|
|Publication Date||Feb 1974|
|Pages||9 - 11|
Thirty one years ago I graduated as a civil engineer with a distinct dislike for computers, having studied Computer Science in the days of card punches and long queues in the computer centre waiting to find one more punch error in my deck of cards.
I undertook research for my PhD in Materials Science, bought a personal computer in the days of the original Apple computer and found that getting the computer to do what the salesperson told me it could do was not that easy.
For the last eighteen years I have been providing professional advisory services with regard to the effective application of computer technology in support of business - so, what happened?
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