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Tal's areas of interest include: IT Career Development and Achieving Competitive Advantage through Business Information Systems.
Tal is Professional Practice/Internship Coordinator for the School of Information Technology.
Tal first became interested in computerized information systems in the mid-1970s as a Law Enforcement Communications Officer, working with the emerging LEADS (Law Enforcement Administration Data System) and NCIC (National Crime Information Center) computerized information systems. And, later as Chief of Police, instituted a program of "Total Activity Reporting", utilizing the I-UCR (Illinois Uniform Crime Report) information system to generate analysis of police activity for management purposes. In 1990 Tal left law enforcement to take a position with Central Illinois Trucks (CIT), where he was responsible for maintaining the computerized systems that managed the purchasing, pricing and inventory control for CIT’s Parts Distribution operations as well as providing in-house information systems support to the Truck Service, Truck Sales and Corporate Management branches of the business. In 1997 Tal assumed the newly created position of Information Systems Administrator, responsible for the implementation, management and support of hardware and software systems for all CIT locations throughout Illinois. Tal joined the staff of the School of Information Technology in 1999.
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