IS2136 Information systems and organisations
May not be taken with IS1060 Introduction to information systems.
Section 1: background and models of information system design
Overview of the basic functionalities of a computer; Hardware functions; Operating Systems; Application software; Networks; Internet and Internet Protocols.
- Information systems design
Logics underpinning information systems design; Prototyping; Organisational analysis and requirement analysis; Information systems design as outcome of organisational analysis; Limits of the models
- Theory for information systems design and analysis
Why and how people in organisations use, produce and communicate information;
What is the role that information technology can play with respect to the human information processing identified above;
How to design information technology applications that support the current or desired ways to process information;
How to go about the implementation of the designed systems and applications.
Three main theories are presented and discussed in the unit: data model; decision-making model and transaction costs model.
Section 2: Information systems and business strategies
The following topics are approached from both the "hard" technological view and from the "softer" socio-cultural view.
- Strategic management and use of information systems and technologies to help firms accrue a competitive advantage;
- Strategic information systems planning;
- Strategic use of data and knowledge management, change management and more.