After earning my Bachelor’s degree in Electronics at Osmania University, Hyderabad, the necessity of sharing my father’s heavy financial burden compelled me to postpone my dreams of a further academic career. My long-standing passion for computers, coupled with my programming skills in C and Java (I am a Sun certified Java programmer), have contributed towards my successful career at the GE Innovation Center, India. I have received the ‘Best Performer’ award several times during my stint at GE. But, although I have taken pride in my professional achievements over the past decade, I have held fast to my dreams of pursuing a higher education. This dream is now within my reach! I have always made it a point to keep abreast of the latest developments in computer technology. Over the years, I have come to the conclusion that it is Information Technology which serves as the bridge between computer technology and its application in daily life. I believe that it is IT which facilitates the optimum use of computers, both commercially and socially, and brings technology within the reach of the common man – particularly in developing countries like India.