This paper will explore the argument that some developing countries, Venezuela in particular, could benefit from a systemic information technology (IT) policy that enhances and improves the processes of a country’s socio-economic development. Furthermore, some of the IT issues surrounding Venezuela’s operation in the global arena will be discussed recognising that a more dynamic approach, which encompasses social, political, technical and cultural factors, must be considered when designing national policies. A number of preliminary suggestions to incorporate a systemic approach to assist Venezuela’s socioeconomic development are put forward.