The Digital Economy

Course code INFT6060Units 10Level 6000Faculty 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 three 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.

While the course is not primarily technically focused the technical aspects needed to understand the implications, opportunities, limitations and management issues relating to ICT in business are covered.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusTrimester 3
WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 3
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn 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.
Content1. 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
Replacing Course(s)GEBU6010, GEBU6490.
TransitionStudents who have completed GEBU6010 and/or GEBU6490 will not be allowed to complete INFT6060.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for INFT6060