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Assessment of the impact of IT outsourcing on IT education in Malaysian institutions of higher learnings

Ahlan, Abdul Rahman and Suhaimi, Mohd Adam and Hussin, Husnayati and Arshad, Yusri (2008) Assessment of the impact of IT outsourcing on IT education in Malaysian institutions of higher learnings. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, 2 (3). pp. 167-174. ISSN 1109-9577

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Abstract

Malaysia is aggressively promoting its shared services and outsourcing (SSO) business models across vertical industries as a preferred hub in Asia. It is projected for multiple growths in demand for IT graduates to fulfill this IT outsourcing phenomenon by 2012. This poses a question to the Institutions of Higher Learnings (IHLs) in Malaysia. Can the present IT curriculum equip the graduates with skills and knowledge for different vertical industries and produce knowledge workers? In this study, we not only examined and reviewed available literature, newspaper and web articles, companies’ websites and press releases but also sought indepth insights and experiences from senior executive managements in service provider firms in Klang Valley on the skills and capabilities requirements of fresh IT graduates to fulfill the market needs of IT outsourcing in Malaysia. In addition, a CEO roundtable discussion was held in International Islamic University Malaysia which also discussed on the topic. The research team found that technical, soft and problem-solving skills are the main areas of concerns necessary to develop knowledge workers that meet the requirements of the SSO industry

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum of Institutions of higher learnings (IHLs), IT education Malaysia, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), skill sets.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering.
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.6 Management information systems
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr. Abd Rahman Ahlan
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2012 14:26
Last Modified: 16 May 2016 10:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/17421

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