Selection and Acquistion Paper


Selection and Acquisition Paper
Amanda J. Pritchett
University of Phoenix
Health Care Information Systems HCS/483
Mary Armijo
  November 24, 2008

The overall objective of the Seminar of the United Nations is to exchange experiences among various countries in the Asia-Pacific region in formulating national policies and strategies for human resources development for information technology (IT). The Seminar provided a forum for member countries to examine the increasingly important role of IT in the context of knowledge based global economy and take stock of the current human resources situation in the member countries. The understanding of the participants of various planning and forecasting tools for human resources development was enhanced. The Seminar was attended by 10 member countries of ESCAP namely, China, India, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Republic of Korea and Thailand. Two consultants, one from the Republic of Korea and the other from India, also attended the seminar. In addition, representatives of the United Nations Development Programmer (UNDP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) also attended (United Nations Department of Commerce 2008).
      Human Resources
      Rapid transformation into a knowledge-based economy is the problem of shortage of qualified human resources in the IT sector is a serious problem for both developing and developed countries. Increasing globalization process is forcing businesses to enhance their productivity, better services to their customers and improve both internal and external communications through newer and more advanced IT systems.   Urging both developing and developed countries to seriously nurture information technology to sustain their long-term competitive advantage. Qualified human resources are an integral part of the IT revolution and therefore its development is the key to the...