Date: 2008-08-13 Category: News
Open source at school could help businessesThe increased use of open source software in schools and colleges could help Welsh graduate employees make a seamless transition to the world of work, it has been claimed.
All modern business disciplines can be modelled on open source software while at school, such as marketing to support operations, writes Dana Blankenhorn on a ZDnet blog.
"The idea that you can model the job you want, and actually do much of it, before you seek a job, this border between school and work will get fuzzier-and-fuzzier," Mr Blankehorn said.
He added this is especially true in business school, with many people launching internet start-ups in their first year after graduation or even while still in education.
He described this as one of the biggest and most welcome changes since he first entered the job market and called on schools and colleges to recognise this potential.
In July 2006, silicon.com said open source software can be of benefit to small and medium-sized enterprises when choosing the right applications to move.