Welcome to the Murray State University Association of Information Technology Professionals Student Chapter (located in scenic Murray, Kentucky).
This site was awarded First Place at the AITP Third Annual Collegiate Conference's Chapter Webpage Contest on March 28, 1998! Charles Moore and John Ecken worked hard to bring this site to you. Thanks guys!
Our mission is to advocate and facilitate effective, responsible management of information while addressing the multiple needs of information systems professionals, to provide benefits to the Association's members and member companies as well as those in the business community.
History and Description
AITP began as the National Machine Accountants Association back in 1951. It is the largest professional management organization in information processing. As a management-oriented, non-profit organization, one of its primary objectives is to foster a better understanding of the vital relationship of information processing to management and society.
NMAA eventually changed their name to Data Processing Management Association. This reflected the change in computing needs. No longer did computers only handle accounting data. As systems began to handle production and other non-accounting functions, the role of computer professionals changed as well.
In 1986, DPMA began its Student Chapter program, designed for students planning careers in information technology or related fields. Complete professional development requires knowledge that goes beyond the classroom, especially in a profession where textbooks may be obsolete before they are printed. Intended to complement classroom activities, DPMA Student Chapters provide students with opportunities to exchange information with members of the professional community and to explore various career opportunities. The program also gives regular DPMA members an opportunity to provide insight and guidance.
In 1997, DPMA became Association of Information Technology Professionals. This was done to reflect the changing nature of the business. Computer departments no longer merely handle data processing. We now find ourselves responsible for inter- and intra networking, voice, video and data communications, information storage, and many other aspects of what is collectively known as Information Technology.
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