ISM 50 – Business Information Systems

Fall 2005

 

Lectures:

Tuesday, Thursday 12:00 -1:45

Engineering 2 Building Room 192

 

Announcements:

*** An updated study guide for the final is available.*** Please make sure you get the updated version. You should also review the midterm study guide.

 

Solutions for assignment 5 are up.

 

Check your participation points. (If you registered late, I do not have your ID number. Send email to jflynn@ucsc.edu to find out your grade)

 

For class discussion points, please take part in our forums

Please consult the citation guide for help with your business paper.

 

Instructor:

John Musacchio

Office:                         E2 Room 557

Phone:                        (831) 459-1385

Office hours:              3-4pm Tuesdays and 11-12 Thursdays

Email:                         johnm@soe.ucsc.edu

 

Teaching Assistant:

Jennifer Flynn

Office:                         BE 314B

Phone:                        TBA

Office Hours:              Mondays 3-5pm; Wednesdays 11am-12pm

Email:                         jflynn@ucsc.edu

                    

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:

Primary Textbook:

                   The textbook is available at the Bay Tree bookstore.

Understanding Networked Applications: A First Course, by David G. Messerschmitt

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            Course Reader:

The reader is also available at the Bay Tree Bookstore. The reader contains:

¨      Case Studies from the Harvard Business School

¨      Chapters 1 and 2 from:

Management Information Systems: Managing Information Technology in the Business Enterprise, by James A. O’Brien, 6th edition, McGraw Hill, New York.

 

In-class Presentations:

Presentation schedule

 

Business Paper:

Group/topic assignments

Project description

Citation guide

 

Database Project:

For help finding a computer lab on campus, check out the ITS' list of computing labs

Project description

Guide Pt1 (Tables and Queries)

Guide Pt2 (Reports)

Citation guide

 

Class Participation:

Participation grades

Link to forums

 

Assignment Solutions:

Assignment 5

Assignment 4

Assignment 3

Assignment 2

 

Syllabus:

Note: Hyperlinks to the lecture slides are found in the “Topics” column. Hyperlinks to the assignments are located in the “Assignments” column.

 

Class #

Date

Topics

Reading

 

Assignments

1

9/22

 

Class Introduction

[slides][handouts]

 

Assignment 1 out

2

9/27

IT History and Background

[slides][handouts]

IT Management from 1960-2000 (reader pp 1-26)

Chapter 1 - Section II of O’Brien (reader pp 47-60)

 

3

9/29

Capital Budgeting Terminology, Competing with IT

[slides][handouts]

Capital Budgeting Handout

Chapter 2 - Section I of O’Brien  (reader pp 69-77)

Assignment 1 due

Project Preferences Due

4

10/4

Competing with IT (Cont’d)

[slides][handouts]

Chapter 2 - Section II of O’Brien (reader pp 78-90)

Assignment 2 out

5

10/6

Business Processes,

Information Access Terms

[slides][handouts]

Frito-Lay Case (93-103 + figs)

Messerschmitt Ch 2.3 (38-50)

 

6

10/11

Enterprise Applications

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 3.1-3.3 (59-82)

Cisco Case (114-124 + figs)

Assignment 2 due

Solutions for assignment 2

Assignment 3 out

7

10/13

E-commerce

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 3.4-3.6 (83-98)

Alibris Case (133-143 + figs)

 

8

10/18

IT Concepts

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 4 (107-132)

Assignment 3 due

Solutions for assignment 3

9

10/20

Client Server Computing

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 5 (139-154)

Sun-N Tier Case (145-164 + figs)

Business Paper Proposal Due

10

10/25

MIDTERM

E2 Room 192

STUDY GUIDE FOR MIDTERM

 

11

10/27

Modularity and Layering

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 6 (157-190)

 

12

11/1

Computer and Comm. Industry

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 7 (198-226)

Assignment 4 out

13

11/3

Database Management

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 11.1 - 11.2 (325-335)

Messerschmitt Ch 15.1 - 15.2 (415-425)

 Database project out

14

11/8

Database Management Cont’d

[slides][handouts]

MySQL Database Case (179-199 + figs)

Assignment 4 due

Solutions for assignment 4

15

11/10

Networking

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 18 (493-512)

 Assignment 5 out

16

11/15

Networking (Cont’d)

[slides][handouts]

Akamai Case (213-228 + figs)

 

17

11/17

Applications and the Organization

Lecture

[notes]

Messerschmitt Ch 9 (273-289)

 Assignment 5 due

Solutions for assignment 5

18

11/22

Application Architecture

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 10 (293-321)

Database project due

 

11/24

Thanksgiving Holiday

 

 

 

19

11/29

Application Architecture (Cont’d)

American Airlines Case (165-171 + figs)

 

 

20

12/1

Wrap Up, Final Review

[slides][handouts]

 

Project Due

 

12/5

 

FINAL EXAM 4-7pm

E2 Room 192

STUDY GUIDE FOR FINAL

 

 

Assessment

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

Item

Due Date

Value

Class Participation

Each Class

10%

Pop Quizzes

3 per qtr.

5%

Oral Presentation or Folio

assigned

5%

Weekly Assignments

Each week

10%

Business Paper Proposal

20-Oct

5%

Midterm

25-Oct

15%

Database Assignment

22-Nov

10%

Business Papers Final

1-Dec

20%

Final Exam

5-Dec

20%

 

 

The midterm exam will be on Oct 25th from 12-1:45pm in E2 Room 192.

The final exam will be on Dec 5th from 4pm-7pm in E2 Room 192.

 

Last updated by John Musacchio on November 15, 2005