CIS5001 Information Systems Strategy
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/ict/students/standards/default.htm>.
This course enables students to understand how to optimise the return on investment in information and communication technology and systems, and the vital role of information systems in supporting the organisation's business processes and managers. The strategic implications of information systems are analysed, and students are guided through current developments in the planning, development, implementation, and maintenance of various types of information systems, with a particular emphasis on systems relating to enterprise applications, customer relationship and supply chain management, executive support and knowledge management, and international systems. The technical foundations in terms of hardware and software platforms are studied from the perspective of management and include wireless, data storage, telecommunication services and Internet technologies. Various current system development methodologies are compared, including Web services and offshore outsourcing.