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.
Not currently offered.
This Course was last offered in Trimester 1 - 2021.
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.
- Technology: Hardware & software, telecommunications & networking (contemporary and future).
- The strategic place of ICT in the modern economy/organization.
- The use of ICT within present and emerging business models.
- Electronic Trading Cycles.
- Contemporary ICT Issues, e.g. Distributed computing, the "cloud", social networking, supply chain re-engineering.
- Managing the ICT function within the organization.
- Privacy, security, ethical and social impact of ICT initiatives
This course replaces GEBU6010. If you have successfully completed GEBU6010 you cannot enrol in this course.
Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Class Discussion & Exercises
Report: Report 1
Report: Report 2
Formal Examination: Final Examination *
* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.
In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:
Course Assessment Requirements:
- Formal Examination: Minimum Grade / Mark Requirement - Students must obtain a specified minimum grade / mark in this assessment item to pass the course. - Students whose overall mark in the course is 50% or more, but who score less than 40% in the compulsory item and thus fail to demonstrate the required proficiency, will be awarded a Criterion Fail grade which will show as FF on their formal transcript. However, students in this position who have scored at least 25% in the compulsory assessment item will be allowed to undertake a supplementary 'capped' assessment in which they can score at most 50% of the possible mark for that item.
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