IT FOR NETWORKED ORGANIZATIONS BADM 350 Vishal Sachdev @vishalsachdev www.vishalsachdev.com
Objectives • Explain the relationship between the strategy of the firm and its information systems. • Describe and explain the application of various technologies used in the business world today. • Understanding of the technology infrastructure that enables businesses to innovate using technology. • Identify and suggest appropriate responses to managerial and organizational issues around • development, • implementation, and • use of computer-based information systems.
Course Map • What’s in IT for me? What is IS/IT? Productivity Paradox/IT Value • Does IT Matter? IS/IT as a source of competitive advantage • E-commerce, E-Business, • Network Effects, Moore’s Law, Peer Production, Web2.0 • Security, Privacy, Ethics, Governance • Software • Databases, Data Modeling, Data Mining, Knowledge Management, Business Intelligence • Peer Review of Project submission/Presentations
Course Philosophy • What you learn • Vs • How you learn
How you Learn • Remembering • Understanding • Applying • Analysing • Evaluating • Creating
My Approach • Absorb • Text/Article readings • Connect • Article Analysis, Discussions • Do • Hands On activities :Assignments, Project, Wiki • Evaluate • Quizzes, Test, Discussion
Weekly Format • Readings • Quiz – Due Wednesday night • Discussions • Initial post Due Wednesday night • Follow up post(s) due Sunday night • Assignments • Due Wednesdays or Sundays • If due on Wednesday, Discussions might be based on assignment • Live Sessions (Optional, but recommended) • Saturday Afternoons (not all weeks) • Guest Speakers /Special Topics/ Weekly Summaries/feedback
Textbook • Required Electronic Textbook: Information Systems : A Managers Guide to Harnessing Technology V 1.4 • Available as an Online Book/PDF download/e-reader version /printed copy • You can choose how much you want to spend, based on your preferences. I dont think you need to spend any more than the 19.95 and read the book online.