The size and reach of the information industry has also generated innumerable spin-offs. Job prospects in this industry are expanding in leaps and bounds.
Systems analysts and designers are employed by almost every organisation, and can ultimately become independent consultants.
Computer professionals can form a group and open their own consultancy organisations for providing services like software development, data processing and computer-linked services.
Computer experts in specialist areas or knowledge engineers, as they are also called, can design specific computer systems in areas such as medical diagnosis or industrial safety systems.
Network specialists are much in demand to design, install, configure, administer and maintain networks for integration of computers in offices, buildings and organisation across cities and countries.
Special e-commerce functions and web designing is another growing area of work in industry or on a free-lance basis.
Multimedia and video animation is also a major field that employs computer professionals with creative skills.