IS 4860 - Syllabus

IS 4860 - Syllabus - Syllabus IS 4860 v 1.0 Global...

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Syllabus IS 4860 v 1.0 Global Information Systems Strategy Thursday 5 PM to 7:45 PM, Clendenin Bldg Room 2003 Course Website: Georgia View This Version of the Syllabus is dated: January 5, 2012. The syllabus is subject to change! Course Description: This course will discuss contemporary global IT issues with respect to the role of information systems in providing organizational competitive advantage. Strategic IT planning and the evaluation process to ensure proper alignment of technology to business goals are also explained. PREREQUISITES: Prerequisite: Business Majors: Sophomore GPA Requirement and IS 3100; Non- business Majors: IS 3100 and permission of Coles College. REQUIRED TEXTBOOK AND MATERIALS This course relies heavily on the case discussion method of learning. You may be required to purchase a number of case studies. Our textbook is: Not Applicable. However Wikipedia is usable Harvard Business Review – current edition Case Studies- Darden Business School-TBD Case Studies- Harvard Business School- TBD INSTRUCTOR: Russell Shaver [email protected] ; if you need me – e-mail me at [email protected] Office Hours are by Appointment Only or before or after class Room 3035, Clendenin Building CATALOG DESCRIPTION Information Systems Strategy Information technology is both an enabler and an inhibitor for corporate strategy initiatives. An organization can only move as fast as its systems can be developed, evolved and deployed. COURSE DESCRIPTION Broad topics: Interaction between corporate and IT strategy Strategy for information systems firms (Apple, Microsoft, Dell, Oracle, etc) Inter-organizational information systems and strategy Taking the CIO’s Perspective: IT management at the executive level Outsourcing IS functions 1
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES Understand the dynamics of Global systems and Global corporate structures Understand the limitations, liabilities and obligations of a Global Information System Define implementation dynamics of a Global IT system Learn of past mistakes and problems with global systems in a changing dynamic system Learn of the differences between large scale and small scale implementations Understand the pros and cons of large systems and small systems and corporations Learn how to think about issues involved in Global systems and how to evaluate options Pros and Cons of Outsourcing versus in-sourcing option ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Every KSU student is responsible for upholding the provisions of the Student Code of Conduct, as published in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs. Section II of the Student Code of Conduct addresses the University’s policy on academic honesty, including provisions regarding plagiarism and cheating, unauthorized access to University materials, misrepresentation/falsification of University records or academic work, malicious removal retention, or destruction of library materials, malicious/intentional misuses of computer facilities and/or services, and misuse of student identification
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