This research paper examines the perceptions of women in the IT industry as expressed in their discourse about IT work. Giddens structuration theory is used to illuminate how women construct and express their everyday experiences in this very competitive, declining female workforce. In particular, Giddens notions of dualisms, routinisation and ontological security have provided a different perspective on womens perceptions of their work.
The IT industry is one of the most significant for any modern industrial state, in terms of supporting domestic services, enabling a nation to engage in global communications and providing opportunities for international trade. However, the supply of personnel to this industry remains problematical, with a long-term decline in the supply of high achieving students, particularly female students. This research paper presents some of the findings from a discourse analysis of interviews with thirty-two female and two male IT professionals.
Concerning wireless technology and its infrastructure, one still exist in the land where ""A thousand technologies bloom"". Nearly all of the literature surrounding wireless connectivity states that one needs more uniformity, but no authors could be found who would address how to go about setting industry standards. This paper has seen how Estonia has moved from a place of complete communication control to one where, with respect to a very new technology, few standards or controls exist. Researchers have provided a definition of infrastructure and why it is important, which was then underscored by a discussion of the lack of uniform infrastructure in wireless communication.