Changes Required by ICT Era are Painful Sometimes


The author is the head of the Department of Information Engineering at the Czech University of Agriculture in Prague and is also a chairman of EUNIS-CZ (Czech organization for university information systems). This paper describes the current organizational structure of information and communication services in Czech universities and provides historical reasons for this situation. Discussion focuses on the role of university management in the implementation of ICT. The author illustrates his experience with issues like centralization/decentralization of roles and functions during the implementation of information systems at Czech universities. Special attention is paid to cooperation among universities and to the role of Eunis-CZ.

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