A quarter century ago, Toffler (1970) speculated that the rate at which changes took place was increasing at an ever-faster pace. He surmised that this was creating a more complex environment with greater uncertainty for individuals and organizations. Since his prediction, the business world has surely experienced immense changes that have seemed to occur with increasing frequency. Product life cycles have been drastically shortened in many industries. Globalization of the marketplace has taken place in a very short time span. Fluctuating prices for raw materials and energy, currency volatility, industry deregulation, and a host of other transformations have all contributed to an increasingly complex competitive environment. These changes havehad a major impact on the practice of information systems and on the careers of professionals. We will argue in this paper that the changes necessitate a complete reengineering of information systems curricula and teaching methods
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