Welcome to the Centre of Excellence!
Welcome to the Centre of Excellence (CoE) at the Mona School of Business! As one of the five institutional pillars of MSB, the Center of Excellence seeks to provide activist leadership in conceptualizing, building and disseminating ICT-enabled business innovations, in the wider business community.
This Website is as much a part of our presence as the distinctive and highly visible pink brick and mortar structures of the Alistair Mcintyre Building that we occupy on the UWI Mona Campus. We expect that this medium will enhance our interactions and innovate the ways in which we engage with Students, the Business Community and our Partners. Through these electronic corridors you will find much to Inform you about Who we are, What we do and How you can benefit from engaging with us. You will experience new ways of communicating and interacting not only with Faculty and Staff at MSB, but also with an active community of interests including our Business members, Students, and various Subject Matter Experts through a variety of novel interactive channels. You will also find a growing repository of Training Resources to help you explore and exploit the capabilities of Information and Communications Technologies in your business or personal endeavors..
Much of what you will find within these virtual walls is about FOSS - Free and Open Source Software, a phenomenon that has already dramatically changed the way that software is being developed and used across the World. We believe that FOSS can have a profound impact on the way our local businesses organize, operate and compete in the Global economy. Additional resources, including links to leading open source solutions, companies, information sites, and other online resources, as well as the CoE's own research reports, and prescriptive guidelines for adopting FOSS will be available via this website. We are convinced that with FOSS, the Barriers to Entry for utilizing enhanced ICTs and the external Digital Divide can be considerably diminished thus creating real opportunities for business growth, increased productivity and innovation.
That is why our Vision and Conviction is that "The MSB Centre of Excellence will become the preferred source of information, knowledge and expertise, within Jamaica and the Caribbean Region, about the application of Open Source Software to drive business innovation"
Thanks again for visiting us at the MSB Centre of Excellence. We are Open for Business and look forward to serving you!
- CoE Director's blog
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