We’re now living in an era of the digital world since the mid-20th Century where the
period drastically shifted to the Industrial Revolution based upon Information
Technology. IT currently is a pioneering technology for the lives of people all around the
world. This technology shows significant impact by changing the very landscape of
human existence. The developing countries too are in need to expand the national
strategy with IT to result in a positive impact for their socio-economic development.
The IT industry today stands as the industry that has flourished maximum. The demand
for core IT professionals has been on the rise and is growing worldwide. Nepal, being a
developing country, is no exception to the demand for IT related business. As a result,
rapid increment in highly skilled IT employments and opportunities has caught the
attention of universities and colleges in Nepal. The discernible developments of Nepal in
this sector in the past are
– Improved telecommunication facilities with the accessibility of the internet, emails
-Expansion of Academic institutions/universities producing IT professionals.
– Introduced wide outreach for telecenters and e-government applications.
The E-governance system of Nepal is based on the potentials provided by today’s IT. It
helps E-governance to run the organization/ department and its business efficiently and
effectively with fast service delivery, aiming for the core commitment of civil service. IT
being a subject of great interest and speculation, has improved the education quality,
enhanced critical thinking and increased economic competency in Nepalese society.
However, the country stands at the lower rung in global scenarios of IT.
The developed countries are extensively benefitted by this technology at both micro and
macro level of organization. At this point we can naturally conclude that IT is the future.
So naturally the question arises, can Nepalese realize its potential and assure
accelerated diffusion of technology in an organization? If the people of Nepal keep on
ignoring and mishandling the technology without proper planning and implementation,
then the days are not too far that we will witness the failed systems and the technological disadvantage continue.