Information systems can either maintain the status quo (and thus be considered only as a necessary cost item) or go beyond it to add value to the organization. Considering the rapid evolution in the state of the art and the state of the practice, maintaining the status quo generally results in falling behind the competition. It is important that both computer professionals and computer consumers recognize that information resource management is increasingly important in the success not only of individual information systems but also of the whole organization.
This course will investigate the main aspects necessary
for organizational information resource management and creative techniques
for profitably managing information resources.
Prof. Jim Carter <email@example.com>
There is no single published source of information that is up to date with the full range of topics for this course. Rather than purchase a book that is either dated or incomplete, students will be provided with a set of links to various Web based resources.
The role of the lecture sessions is to present important material to the students and to allow discussion of this material by all the class participants. Questions and discussions are highly encouraged. Students will be responsible for all material covered in the class lecture sessions.
Students will be expected to become familiar with the assigned text readings prior to the class in which they will be discussed. Students will be assigned to prepare critiques of particular readings. The number and nature of these critiques will be discussed during the first class.
A major project will encourage students to investigate a related topic in greater detail than is covered in the class. Students will be required to make a short presentation about their project in class.
- 25% Project Report
- 05% Class Presentation
|Week||Topics: Basic Concepts||Reference Materials|
|Week||Topics: Data & Its Derivatives|
|Week||Topics: Taking Charge|
Date of last revision: Nov. 17, 2003