The Digital Economy
|Course code EBUS3050||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Design, Communication and IT|
Information Technology is changing business fundamentally. This course overviews the nature of these changes in four distinct, but integrated parts.
1.Development of IT solutions during the 20th century.
2.Contemporary ICT applications and practices.
3.Future opportunities and implications relating to ICT.
4. ICT Infrastructure and governance in the contemporary organisation
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:|
1. Understand the fundamental ICT technologies in use today, and be aware of likely ICT developments in the immediate future.
2. Have an appreciation of the nature and extent of the use of ICT within business today.
3. Appreciate the importance of integrating planning and management of ICT into mainstream business management.
4. Develop pro-active approaches to the introduction of innovative ICT applications.
|Content||1. Technology: Hardware & software, telecommunications & networking (contemporary and future).|
2. The strategic place of ICT in the modern economy/organization.
3. The use of ICT within present and emerging business models.
4. Electronic Trading Cycles.
5. Contemporary ICT Issues, e.g. Distributed computing, the “cloud”, social networking, supply chain re-engineering.
6. Managing the ICT function within the organization.
7. Privacy, security, ethical and social impact of ICT initiatives
|Transition||EBUS3050 replaced EBUS3010. Students who have successfully completed EBUS3010 may not enrol in EBUS3050. Students can not count both EBUS3010 and EBUS3050 towards their degree.|
|Assumed Knowledge||EBUS2000 or equivalent.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Workshop: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for EBUS3050|