In article the biography of the first managing chair of calculus mathematics of the Leningrad mining institute which has brought the considerable contribution to development of technical education is given.
Formation and transformation stages of computer science and computer technologies department of mining institute are considered. The characteristic of educational and research work at the department and its contribution to the task of efficiency increasing of mining production is showed. The tasks of department at the present stage are defined.
Тhere are revolutionary changes in techniques of Нuman-Machine Interaction: technologies of work, means of storage and distribution of the information and knowledge are modified. The Internet, social networks, blogs, virtual books and libraries, digital audio-video-photos, cellular telephones, means of an instant exchange of messages, pocket computers create for the modern student weight of possibilities for an information exchange, and also impression – that only a decade ago we were in absolute information vacuum. It is easy to notice that discussing this theme, time to measure by decades more typically. Time is accelerated. The effective utilization of the broadest spectrum of the possibilities realized on the basis of means IT, communicates today with formation IТ – the competence of all participants of educational process.
Electronic commerce can give new possibilities to any firm in any industrial sector. It can lead to change of the existing markets: the new markets can appear, and old – to disappear. A key condition of successful introduction of electronic commerce is increase of professional qualities of employees.