PDC5612 Information Technology Infrastructure
|Full Year, 2012 External Toowoomba|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School or Department :||School of Information Systems|
|Version produced :||11 December 2013|
Pre-requisite: For FBSC Group Students Only
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at <http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware>.
Managers need a basic technical foundation to understand how information technology is transforming the business world, and how to make better decisions about investment in information systems. Managers must be able to understand this new technology, plan and develop it using an appropriate methodology, and then use it effectively to attain corporate goals.
This course provides the technical foundation for understanding information systems by examining hardware, software, database, and networking technologies along with tools and techniques for security and control. Taking a management perspective, current innovations such as business intelligence, wireless, data storage, telecommunication services and Internet technologies are explored. Various current system development methodologies are compared, including Web services and offshore outsourcing.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- comprehend contemporary IT infrastructure including hardware and software platforms and services so that informed decisions regarding IT investments can be made
- understand issues around applying new technology with appropriate security and control and describe and evaluate the impact of new information systems in the redesign of business processes, the use of Web services for rapid application development and digital integration.
|1.||IT infrastructure, business intelligence, and information management||50.00|
|2.||Building and securing information systems||50.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
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Laudon, KC & Laudon, JP 2010, Management information systems: managing the digital firm, 11th edn, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey.
(Chapters 5 - 8; and 13.)
Student workload requirements
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ASSIGNMENT (CASE STUDY)||100||100||TBA|
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