OMIS 351: Information Systems in Organizations. Professor: Chuck Downing Course meets T/Th (12:30-1:45) in the Auditorium, BH 200, during Spring 2013. View the syllabus on BlackBoard or ChuckDowning.com. Also on our class web site: 1) Select a 4 digit code.
“Technology: One of the few industries to survive the downturn relatively unscathed, tech offers some of the best pay around for new grads”
Highest Paying Industries:
“there are more job openings in IT than in any other industry except healthcare”
and Re-growth …
WOAAA!!! Pets.com doesn’t have a good
business model!! Sell, sell, SELL!!!!
Oooh, cool innovation… buy, buy, BUY!!!
Ah, the innovation really WAS good. Slow, rational build out. The “Golden Age”.
about 30 years
“But speculative bubbles, it's worth remembering, have accompanied everything truly "new" in U.S. economic history, from canal mania in the 1830s to the radio craze of the 1920s. Investors invariably got burned for letting their exuberance get ahead of reality (who knew that 500 automobile startups would be too many?). But when the smoke cleared, the basis of a new economy was left standing: railroad tracks that would help create a national mass market; telegraph lines that would facilitate the rise of modern big business; electricity grids that would revolutionize manufacturing and extend the working day. "To think that the new economy is over," futurist Alvin Toffler argues, "is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke." In other words, the Internet is like these Victorian technologies: a general-purpose infrastructure that can make all economic activities more efficient, as well as wholly new ones possible.” -- Business 2.0 Quote
YOU have to be ready to deal with this!
Regulatory Stockholders Competitors
FUNCTIONS OF AN INFORMATION SYSTEM
Does system make sense?
Convert from old
system to new system.
Fix, maintain, and
How can system solve
How can system solve
Test the system.
3 times the time and
Build the system.
500 AP employees! Most time
spent on mismatches.
75% reduction in head count.