TIM50, Spring 2013, Section 01: Class Schedule

Class

Date

Topics/Questions

Reading

Assignments

1

4/1

 

Class Introduction

 

Identify Your Groups
Lecture 1

2

4/3

Business organization and Information Systems

Laudon & Laudon Ch 1:  Global E Business

 Case studies analysis tutorial, Lecture 2

3

4/5

Case Study Analysis Tutorial + Chapter 1-Global E Business

 

In class discussions, analysis

4

4/8

How can IT help us achieve competitive advantage in the marketplace?

Laudon & Laudon Ch 2: Achieving Competitive Advantage

 

5

4/10

 

 

 

6

4/12

 

 

Otis Elevator case analysis

7

4/15

Can IT accelerate productivity, quality, and improve profits?

Laudon & Laundon Ch 3: Achieving Operational Excellence

 

8

4/17

 

 

Business Paper Proposal

9

4/19

 

 

Cisco Systems case analysis

10

4/22

What are the building blocks of IT?

Messerschmidt: Chapter 4- Information Technology

 test

11

4/24

 

 

 

12

4/26

 

 

Alibaba case analysis

13

4/29

What are the differences between distributed and centralized computing?

Messerschmidt: Chapter 5- Client-Server Computing

 

14

5/1

 

 

 

 15

5/3

MID TERM

 

 

16

5/6

What are the advantages and disadvantages to modularity and layering of systems and software?

Messerschmidt: Chapter 6- Modularity and Layering

 

17

5/8

 

 

 

18

5/10

 

 

DB Assignment 1 is Due

 19

5/13

How is the communications industry unique in their use and application of IT?

Messerschmidt: Chapter 7- Computer and Communications Industry

 

20

5/15

 

 

 

21 

5/17

 

 

 

Zhejiang Case analysis

22

5/20

How are the major enterprise-scale applications deployed in modern business?

Messerschmidt: Chapter 9-Applications and The Organization

Extra readings in cloud computing, ERP, CRM,  DMS and other apps

23

5/22

 

 

 

24

5/24

 

 

Amazon Web Services Case analysis

 

5/27

HOLIDAY NO CLASS

 

 

25

5/29

How can databases and data mining improve my ability to compete in the marketplace?

Laudon & Laudon: Chapter 5: Foundations of Business Intelligence

DB Assignment 2 Due

26

5/31

 

 

 

27

6/3

How does the telecommunication industry leverage IT investment to keep up with technological change?

Laudon & Laudon; Chapter 6: Telecommunications

 

28

6/5

 

 

 

29

6/7

 

Final Exam Prep

Group Paper is Due