Business Information Systems

syllabus


TIM50 - BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

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10:00am. All of the tutors we hire are current UCSC students who have
previously taken the course, have received a B or above, and have been
recommended to be a tutor by a UCSC faculty member in the appropriate
academic discipline.

FINAL EXAM REVIEW sessions will be held by TA, Ranjana Rajendran

Wednesday, June 6th 11am-12:10pm  Thimann Lecture Hall 001
Thursday, June 7th 8-9:45pm Thimann Lecture Hall 001

midterm review sessions will be held by TA, Aaron Michelony:

Mon Apr 30 2012
12:30PM -  1:40PM
Space Assignment(s):
Engineering 2 194

Tue May 1 2012
8:00PM -  9:45PM
Space Assignment(s):
Engineering 2 192


How to create a .pdf file from a Word document.


List of team members and business name for business paper

FAQ's

Instructor: Linda Werner


Office:                          E2 Room 249

Office hours:                Tuesday 2-3 pm and Thursday 1:00-2:00 pm

Email:                          linda at soe dot ucsc dot edu

 

Teaching Assistants:

Aaron Michelony       amichelo at soe dot ucsc dot edu

Office:                        BE 312C/D   

Office hours:              Mondays 1-2pm

            

Ranjana Rajendran      ranjana at soe dot ucsc dot edu

Office:                          BE 312 C/D

Office hours:                Wednesdays 11am-12noon
 

Graders: 

Vincent Tang           vmtang at ucsc dot edu

Andrew Tse            atse1 at ucsc dot edu

   


Lectures:   

          Tuesdays and Thursdays 4-5:45 pm - Kresge Classroom 321

                (located upstairs above computer room)

Course Description:

  

This course is an introductory survey of the use of information systems in business enterprises. We study how organizations can use information systems to improve efficiency and enable new ways of doing business. Students should gain an understanding of how information systems technologies are designed to support business applications.  We will study examples both of how business needs can drive the development of new technology and also of how advances in technology can drive changes in business. Students should also gain a conceptual understanding of the basic building blocks of information system technology, such as database management, and network architecture. Such an understanding will enable them to identify existing technologies or conceptualize new technologies that meet particular business needs.

 

Reading Material (REQUIRED):

Reader 1 (REQUIRED):

Reader 1 will be available at the Bay Tree Bookstore before the first lecture.

  • Reader 1 (2 HOUR reserve at the S&E library) contains selected chapters from the following book, which is now out of print: Understanding Networked Applications: A First Course, by David G. Messerschmitt and
  • case studies from Harvard Business School and other sources
     

If you find a copy of the Messerschmitt book, you may buy it instead of Reader 1. It might be nicer to have the complete book rather than a photocopied reader that does not contain all the pages of the actual book.

 

Custom published book (REQUIRED):

This will also be available at the Bay Tree Bookstore before the first lecture.

This book is identical to the custom published book that was used for TIM50 from Winter 2012 ONLY. The book contains:

selected chapters from the following book, Essentials of Management Information Systems, 9/e by Laudon and Laudon

note: As of Winter2012, we have updated the reading materials for this course so it will not be possible to use copies of materials from 2011 and earlier.

 

Other Material:
Guide to Citing Sources Properly owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
Giving a Technical Presentation
General Technical Writing Assistance

Labs for Database Project Assignments (see the end of this document for PC lab information and a link for additional database information):
  •  Database lab sessions - confirmed:
Date: 14 May 2012 Time: 7:45-9:00PM Location: Ming Ong PC Capacity 15 TA Ranjana, tutor: Vincent
Date: 16 May 2012 Time: 7:45-9:00PM Location: Ming Ong PC Capacity 15 TA Aaron, tutor: Vincent
  • Database Lab Sessions - choose one from the following dates:
Date: 16 April 2012 Time: 7:45-9:45PM Location: Ming Ong PC Capacity 15 TA Ranjana, tutor: Andrew
Date: 18 April 2012 Time: 7:45-9:45PM Location: Ming Ong PC Capacity 15 TA Aaron, tutor: Andrew
Date: 20 April 2012 Time: 12:30PM-2:00PM Location: BE 109 PC Capacity 15 TA Aaron, tutor: Vincent
Date: 23 April 2012 Time: 7:45-9:45PM Location: Ming Ong PC Capacity 15 TA Ranjana, tutor: Andrew
Date: 25 April 2012 Time: 7:45-9:45PM Location: Ming Ong PC Capacity 15 TA Aaron, tutor: Andrew
Date: 27 April 2012 Time: 12:30PM-2:00PM Location: BE 109 PC Capacity 15 TA Ranjana, tutor: Vincent



The following dates have been CONFIRMED. PLEASE NOTE DATE AND LOCATIONS!!!!!
Date: 3 May 2012 Time: 7:45-9:00PM Location: Soc Sci 1 rm 135 PC Capacity 15 TA Ranjana
Date: 4 May 2012 Time: 12:30PM-2:00PM Location: BE 109 PC Capacity 15 TA Aaron, tutor: Vincent
Date: 7 May 2012 Time: 7:45-9:00PM Location: Ming Ong PC Capacity 15 TA Ranjana, tutor: Andrew
Date: 9 May 2012 Time: 7:45-9:00PM Location: Ming Ong PC Capacity 15 TA Aaron, tutor: Andrew  
  • DB homework: Can be done as pair programming assignments (done in pairs - each member submits with both names listed on the work).
  • Homework submitted past 'Due Date/Time' receives no credit.

 

                   

 Lecture Plan:

Note: Hyperlinks to the lecture slides (taken from those by Prof. John Musacchio) are found in the “Topics” column. Hyperlinks to the assignments are located in the “Assignments” column.

       

 

Class #

Date

Topics

Reading Due

 

Assignments

1

4/3

 

Class Introduction

 

[slides]

 

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2

4/5

Business Background and terminology, types of enterprise information systems

[slides]
talks: Colette Shaw, Max Hufft, Mashal Yusufzai

Laudon&Laudon Global E-Business and Collaboration (1-35, can skip cases on 16 and 26)

Homework 1 Out

folio list
NewsPresentations

3

4/10

Competing with IT, transforming business processes

[slides
talks: Candyce Dean, Lauren Workman, Benjamin Yu

Laudon&Laudon Achieving Competitive Advantage with IS (45-74, can skip cases on 52 and 62)

 

Bus. Paper Preferences
enter via the assignment - Business Paper Pref

Bus. Paper Description

 

4

4/12

Business process transformation (Cont’d), enterprise applications

[slides] continued
talks: Melanie Griffin - Otis case;
Jeffrey Huang, Anthony Khaletsky

Otis Case

Begin Laudon & Laudon Achieving Operational excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications (83-97 until end of section 2, can skip case on 93)

Homework 1 Due
Homework 1 Sol

Homework 2 Out

5

4/17

Business process transformation Start - enterprise applications

[slides
talks: Phillip Acquafresca, Sylvia Wong, Vincent Wong

Finish Laudon & Laudon  Achieving Operational excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications (97-108, can skip case on 100)

Folio 1

6

4/19

Enterprise Applications
[slides
talks: Anthony Khaletsky, Emily Wang, Solomon Wells

Complete Otis case
Finish Laudon & Laudon  Achieving Operational excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications (97-108, can skip case on 100)

Begin Cisco case

Homework 2 Due
Homework 2 Sol

DB Assignment 1 Out

DB Assignment 1 Data File

7

4/24

conclude Enterprise Applications,
Begin e-commerce 

[slides]
talks: Juan Arriaga; Andrew Tsai, Valery Vanegas

Begin Laudon & Laudon E-Commerce, Digital Markets, Digital Goods (117-127) Laudon & Laudon

 

8

4/26

conclude e-Commerce
IT concepts

[slides]
talks: Michael Okuma, Vanda Pandhumsoporn, Tae San Park 

rest of e-Commerce
Laudon & Laudon e-Commerce, Digital Markets, Digital Goods 128-148, can skip case on 132

Alibaba case

Business  Paper Proposal

 

9

5/1

e-Commerce,
start IT Concepts
Client server computing



[slides]
talks: Michael Lara, Karen Marks,
Vanda Pandhumsoporn, Tae San Park

 

reread Laudon & Laudon e-Commerce, Digital Markets, Digital Goods 117-148
Alibaba Case

start Messerschmitt
Ch 4 (107-132) Messerschmitt
Ch5 (139-154)

 DB Assignment 1 Due

10

5/3

 

MIDTERM EXAM
(date subject to change)

 

mid-term study guide

 

Homework 3 Out

DB Assignment 2 Out

DB Assignment 2 Data File

11

5/8

e-Commerce
Architecture
[slides]
talks: Kenneth Guan, Eric Kong, Leon Leung

Messerschmitt Ch 4 (107-132) Messerschmitt
Ch5 (139-154) Messerschmitt Ch 6 (157-190)

Folio 2

 

12

5/10

Architecture continued
Network Infrastructure
[slides part 1, part 2]

talks: Tyler Hunt, Jesus Orozco, Spencer Wells, Eric Kong

Messerschmitt
Ch 5 (139-154),
Ch 6 (157-190)

 Homework 3 Due

13

5/15

modularity
applications and the organization
talks: Jesus Orozco, Aaron Chu, Jake Lubell, Veronica Luna



  [slides]

Messerschmitt
Ch 7 (197-226)
Ch 9 (273-289)


 

14

5/17

Modularity
[slides and more slides]


talks: Jonathan Lee, Shane Sachs, Karen Marks, Lauren Harrell

Messerschmitt
Ch 7 (197-226)
Ch 9 (273-289)

DB Assignment 2 Due

 

 


 

 

15

5/22

Databases and data Management

[slides, more slides
talks: Lauren Harrell, Brian Petzke - Zhejian case; Carson Stokely, Leilani Abenojar

Laudon & Laudon Foundations of Business Intelligence: DB and IM (157-177, can skip case on 171)

Zhejiang Corporation of China case

Business Paper Draft Due

16

5/24

applications
[slides, more slides

talks: Tyler Schaefer, Alex Shiue, Markus Short

Finish Laudon & Laudon Foundations of Business Intelligence: DB and IM (178-183, can skip case on 180)

Zhejiang Corporation of China case
 Folio 3

17

5/29

Databases and DBMS's
[slides, more slides

talks: Marina Ponomarenko, Alesandra Roger, Christopher Scanlin

Begin Laudon & Laudon Telecommunication, the Internet, and Wireless Tech (192-220, can skip cases on 208 and 212)

 

 

  18    

5/31

Networking
[slides]



talks: Aniket Malve, Hugo Sanchez

 Finish Laudon & Laudon Telecommunication, the Internet, and Wireless Tech (220-228)

 

19

6/5

Cloud computing

[slides] 
talks: Kathryn Moyer, Eli Rymland-Kelly

A View of Cloud Computing

Amazon Web Service case

A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing

 

20

6/7

cloud computing continued, Final Review

[slides]
talks: Brian Kim, Clark Moore

Amazon Web Services case

 

Business  Paper Due

 

6/11

(Monday)

FINAL EXAM

4-7pm
ParSCORE form number f-1712
review sessions:
to be announced

Final exam study guide


scantron needed
purchase at BayTree
ParSCORE form number f-1712

 

 

Assessment

          Click on any of the hyperlinks in the “item” column to learn more about it.

Item

Due Date

Value

Regular Assignments HW1, HW2, HW3

multiple

9%

Database Assignments 1, DB1File, 2, DB2File

multiple

6%

In-class exercises/Quizzes/Discussion Forums

multiple

12%

Business Paper Proposal

4/26

5%

Business  Paper First Draft

5/22

5%

Business Paper Final Draft

 6/7

15%

News Article(selected dates)/Folio

4/17; 5/8; 5/24

3%

Midterm Exam - actual questions

5/3 tentative

20%

Final Exam - practice questions

June 11, 4-7pm

25%

 last updated by LLWerner on May 27, 2012 (from materials by John Musacchio)

 

database information

 
http://classes.soe.ucsc.edu/tim050/Winter12/Access%20Options.htm

PC lab info

We have Microsoft Office 2010 Pro with Access installed on all lab PCs. (http://its.ucsc.edu/computer-labs/)

To run the program do the following after logging in:
1) Open the "Applications" folder on the desktop
2) Open the "Microsoft Office 2010" folder
3) Select "Access"

This past Summer 2011 ITS Learning Technologies began running Microsoft Windows 7 operating system in place of the former Windows XP in the PC labs. Specifically, the lab are running Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. Most of the applications used in the labs will not be affected by the change - most Windows software will continue to work the same as it has.

The steps to login remain the same. The primary change will be the look and feel of the user interface from XP to Windows 7. One of the main differences is the Start Menu. The steps to run applications will be slightly different. In XP the Start Menu was organized with cascading menus (submenus) that made selecting applications straightforward. However, Windows 7 no longer allows the configuration of custom cascading menus. So the existing "Applications" folder on the Desktop will be the primary avenue for accessing applications. The "Applications" folder will have a similar organization as it had before, eg, "Applications / Math and Statistics / JMP". In the past the "Applications" folder and the Start Menu shared the same organization of folders/menus.

Temporary user data files can be saved to the Desktop, but permanent copies will need to be saved elsewhere. User's can save or copy files to their UCSC Home Directory which is mapped as "X:" on the PCs, or use a USB Flash Drive, or email.
 

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