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Module Descriptor School of Computer Science and Statistics

Module CodeST4500
Module NameSTRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Module Short Title
ECTS10
Semester Taught1 and 2
Contact HoursLectures and tutorials
Module PersonnelLecturers - Frank Bannister, Maria Loomes. Guest lecturers
Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to discuss and write critically about the impact of current and emerging developments in ICT on business and government as well as on individuals and society.

Learning Aims

To present students with an overview of the business and social impacts of current developments in information systems (IS) and ICT.  To equip students to think critically about these impacts and their implications for business and society today and in the future.

Module Content

Specific topics addressed in this module will be drawn from a range of topics including, but not limited to,: Enterprise resource planning systems; Customer relationship management systems; Knowledge management systems; IS/ICT management and governance; Outsourcing; IS evaluation; Strategic IS planning; IS project management; e-Government; e-Democracy; The information society; e-Business infrastructures; Mobile business and location awareness; Privacy and trust; Enterprise architectures; Service oriented architectures; Open systems; Artificial Intelligence Robotics Social networks Emerging technologies; Technology forecasting.

Recommended Reading List

There is no set text. Readings will be handed out during the year. Students are encouraged to read widely, especially in the research literature.

Module PrerequisitesInformation Systems and Technology or equivalent
Assessment DetailsLiterature review (25%), essay (25%), examination (50%) Coursework weighting: 50%Exam weighting: 50%Duration of paper: 3 hours
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Academic Year of Data2016/17