Information System Management

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BSc and Diploma in
Computing and Related Subjects

Information systems management
B. Cox 2009
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The material in this subject guide was prepared for the University of London External System by: Dr Benita Cox, Imperial College Management School, London. This is one of a series of subject guides published by the University. We regret that due to pressure of work the author is unable to enter into any correspondence relating to, or arising from, the guide. If you have any comments on this subject guide, favourable or unfavourable, please use the form at the back of this guide. This subject guide is for the use of University of London External System students registered for programmes in the field of Computing. The programmes currently available in these subject areas are: BSc (Honours) in Computing and Information Systems BSc (Honours) in Creative Computing Diploma in Computing and Information Systems Diploma in Creative Computing Acknowledgements We are grateful to the following for permission to reproduce material. Figure 3.1: ‘Bottom up evaluation grid’ (Source: Earl, M.J. Management strategies for Information Technology. (Prentice Hall International (UK) Ltd., 1989). By kind permission of the author.) Figure 4.1: ‘Venkatraman model – IT-induced business transformation’ (Source: Venkatraman model – IT-induced business transformation (p.127) from The Corporation of the 1990s edited by Scott Morton, M.S. (New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991), by permission of Oxford University Press, Inc.; www.oup.com) The University has made every effort to trace authors and copyright holders. We apologise for any omissions in the above list and will welcome additions or amendments to it for inclusion in any reprint edition.

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Contents
Introduction ............................................................................................................... 1 The importance of information systems management ........................................... 1 The subject guide ................................................................................................... 1 Recommended study time ...................................................................................... 1 Essential reading .................................................................................................... 1 Further reading ....................................................................................................... 2 Recommended websites ......................................................................................... 2 The readings ........................................................................................................... 2 Guide to effective study ......................................................................................... 2 Assessment exercises ............................................................................................ 2 The examination..................................................................................................... 3 Coursework ............................................................................................................ 3 Section 1 – Introduction............................................................................................ 5 Chapter 1: The evolving role and importance of information systems management in the digital economy ........................................................................ 5 1.1...
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