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This course introduces students to the world of information technology. Students will examine the technology concepts included in business systems, networking and project management and explore the systems development life cycle. Specific topics for the course include: hardware components, software applications, operating systems, databases, programming, as well as the security, privacy, and safety issues associated with information technology.
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University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Laudon, J. P., & Laudon, K. C. (2011). Essentials of management information systems (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
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|Week One: The Role of Information Systems | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Describe the people, organizational, and technological components of an information system. | | | | |Identify enterprise systems and their use in business. | | | | |Explain the function of information systems in business. | | | | |Explain how information systems help organizations use synergies, core competencies, and | | | | |network-based strategies to achieve competitive advantage. | | | |Course Preparation |Read the course description and objectives. | | | | |Read the instructor’s biography and post your own. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 1 (pp. 5–17) of Essentials of Management Information Systems. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 2 (pp. 41–76) of Essentials of Management Information Systems. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 3 (pp. 94–112) of Essentials of...