Overview of the IT Industry

Advanced Challenges

Learning Outcomes

  1. A highlevel understanding of the evolution of IT industry

  2. An understanding of the current state of the global IT industry and the IT industry of Sri Lanka

  3. Learn different career pathways available in the current IT industry

  4. Understanding of the skillsets (Hard skills & Soft skills) that are expected by the current IT industry


IT is one of the fastest growing industries of the 21st century and continuing. IT is attached to almost every other industry someway or the other. Currently 7 out of 10 world's most valuable companies are from IT industry. IT industry has really revolutionized the way of the world.


In this module, you will learn about the IT industry, global and local, its history and transition from era to era.

  • Evolution of the IT industry from early 50's to the current era passing social media and now micro economy and data science age.

  • The current state of IT industry in the globe and the change of demographics from Silicon Valley to different startup hubs around the world.

  • Sri Lankan IT industry of 300+ established companies and the thriving startup culture.

  • Understanding basic soft skills and hard skills required from you for the IT company.


At the end of the module you will be required to submit a brief  background research report on a Sri Lankan IT company using online available information. Create this as an online document or a blog post and submit the URL under deliverables below.

Focus Areas:

  • Brief company history

  • Vision and Mission

  • Company technology focus

  • Company work culture

  • Clients and operating regions

  • Conclusion (Your comments on the company based on the found information)

Learning Resources

To Complete, follow these steps :

Go through the learning resources given above, 

Step 1 :

Upload the deliverable

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Step 2 :

Answer the questions 

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Step 3 :