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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
 
  Oct 01, 2020
 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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BUSBIS 1640 - IT ARCHITECTURE AND PLATFORMS


Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
There is no such thing as a technology decision. There are only business decisions. The options and issues affecting the deployment and utilization of business information systems have grown in number and greatly increased in complexity since the internet and concomitant technologies have become the most important de-facto standards for business computing and networking. Business people who are involved in technology selection and deployment decisions need a basic knowledge of these areas as well as an understanding the value, costs and benefits they might offer to a business. They also must be able to find out about and evaluate new or emerging technologies and issues that could have relevance in their business situations. They then need to be able to explain all of this to other business people - in business terms. This course will utilize: lectures and presentations by the instructor and outside speakers to present current and relevant architectures and issues that affect businesses deploying information systems; full-length case studies and class discussion to facilitate the examination of the business implications of and the context in which these system deployment factors are involved; team projects to give the students experience in researching, understanding, evaluating and explaining information technologies and issues within a business context.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: Letter Grade
Course Requirements: PLAN: Accounting, Finance, General Management, Global Management, Marketing, Business Information Systems, Human Resources Management, Supply Chain Management, Undeclared


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