Technology is embedded in all aspects of our everyday life. While the need for developing fundamental technologies remains, a new challenge for the next century is weaving technology into the fabric of society in helpful ways. Employment of skilled computer and information system personnel is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2012.
The security of computer networks will continue to increase in importance as more business is conducted over the Internet. While internet has improved our everyday life, we also need to know how to protect their infrastructure and Internet sites from hackers, viruses, and other acts of cyber-terrorism. The emergence of “cyber-security” as a key issue facing most organizations calls for skilled computer personnel. Future scientific leaders and managers should have a broad understanding of data-mining and apply those concepts to solve problems and increase productivity. To compete in this open and connected world we need a generation of skilled individuals who possess a new way of thinking and a new way of doing business.