oa Alternation - Establishing a new university Information Systems and Technology School: the relationship between IS&T, BIS and IM

Volume 12 Number 1b
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



Very few have the opportunity in their careers to be in at the start up of a new university department - even fewer when this is brought about by the formation of a new university. The development of the University of KwaZulu-Natal campuses in January 2004 is such a development funded by a range of sources. This development has led to the formation of a 'new' School of Information Systems and Technology (IS&T). The question raised is ""What is Information Systems and Technology?"" This has been considered in some detail by other authors (e.g. Neville & Brayshaw, 1996) but everyone has to ask the question, in their own context, when planning a contribution to the development of the subject. In any event, university management quickly want the question answered in the form of detailed development plans for research and course provision.

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