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Failure to get best IT students criticised

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ScotlandIS, the sector body for information technology and communication, has criticised Scotland’s failure to attract the brightest technology students and its heavy reliance on offshore skills to drive [ICT] innovation in the country – calling this a recipe for disaster.

 

Strong innovation, or a strong innovative culture, is the driver of economic growth, and although Cape Town was last week rated as being tops in early-stage entrepreneurial activity, one can never over-emphasize the importance of strong, long-term policy and investment support – by both government and the private sector – to ensure the continued growth of the ICT industry [in the Western Cape]. In evaluating the various interventions and development programmes offered to entrepreneurs, we have to continuously ask ourselves whether we are indeed doing enough in order to ensure growth in the sector or whether we are merely scratching the surface.

 

Read the full article at: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/technology/article4692673.ece

 

Source: The Sunday Times [UK], September 7 2008

 

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Written by bandwidthbarn

September 8, 2008 at 5:13 am

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