ISM 50 – Business Information Systems

Fall 2006

 

Lectures:

          Tuesdays and Thursdays 2 pm-3:45 pm

          Thimann Lecture Hall Room 001 [map]

 

Announcements:

*      If you couldn’t attend any of the MS access sessions yet, and would like to attend one,

      you can come over to Baskin 316 this Wednesday 15th Nov, 3.30 PM.

 

*      There are some Microsoft access tutorials on the web. Here is one you can use :

      http://www.brainbell.com/tutorials/ms-office/Access_2003/TOC_The_Fundamentals.html

:

*      Database assignment is posted  here.

      ( Note : submit the database assignment through webct only. Submission instructions are mentioned in the assignment )

 

*      Tutorials for MS access/ database assignment is scheduled at

 

Ming Ong PC (Merrill Room 103) 

Wed. 11/8/06 ONLY, 4:00-5:00pm

Thur. 11/9/06 ONLY, 10:00-11:00am

 

*      To access the forum:

*      Go to:

*      http://www.ic.ucsc.edu/webct

*      Login with UCSC username and password

*      Click on:

*      ISM-50 Business Information Systems, #16874

*      Click on:

Forum

      Forum

 

*      The midterm study guide is available [here]

*      Presentation schedules are here.

*      If your name is not assigned to any presentation in the schedule above, you are ( by default ) assigned the news folio project.

*      ( Read the Oral Presentation or Folio for details regarding the news folio/oral presentations )

*      Groups are assigned for your business paper project.

            Groups sorted by group no

Groups sorted by student name

 

Instructor:

John Musacchio

Office:                         E2 Room 557

Office hours:              10-12 Tuesday                                 

Email:                         johnm@soe.ucsc.edu

 

Teaching Assistant:

Suresh Iyer

Office:                         Baskin Engineering 314/ 316 ( BE 316 is the SOE graduate student , please knock on the door )

Office hours:              Wednesday 3.30pm-5.30 pm.

                                    Friday 9.30-11.30am           

Email:                         suresh@soe.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 will be available shortly 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.

            Other Material:

                        Guide on Citing Sources Properly

                        Cash Flow Handout

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

9/21

 

Class Introduction

[slides][handouts]

 

Assignment 1 out

2

9/26

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

9/28

Competing with IT,

Cash Flows

[slides][handouts]

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

Cash Flow Handout

 

Assignment 1 due

Project Preferences Due

 

4

10/3

Competing with IT (Cont’d)

[slides][handouts]

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

Assignment 2 out

[pdf version]

5

10/5

Business Processes,

[slides][handouts]

Frito-Lay Case (93-103 + figs)

 

 

6

10/10

Enterprise Applications,

Information Access Terms

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 2.3 (38-50)

Messerschmitt Ch 3.1-3.3 (59-82)

Folio Article 1 due

7

10/12

Enterprise Applications

(cont’d)

[slides][handouts]

Cisco Case (114-124 + figs)

Assignment 2 due

[pdf version]

Solution

8

10/17

E-commerce

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 3.4-3.6 (83-98)

Alibris Case (133-143 + figs)

Business Paper Proposal Due

Assignment 3 out

9

10/19

IT Concepts

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 4 (107-132)

 

10

10/24

Client Server Computing

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 5 (139-154)

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

Assignment 3 due

11

10/26

MIDTERM

Thimann Lecture Hall 001

[study guide]

 

 

12

10/31

Modularity and Layering

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 6 (157-190)

 

13

11/2

Computer and Comm. Industry

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 7 (198-226)

Folio Article 2 due

Assignment 4 out

14

11/7

Database Management

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 11.1 - 11.2 (325-335)

Messerschmitt Ch 15.1 - 15.2 (415-425)

Database Assignment is out

15

11/9

Database Management Cont’d

(see lecture 14 slides above)

MySQL Database Case (179-199 + figs)

 

16

11/14

Networking

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 18 (493-512)

 

17

11/16

Networking (Cont’d)

[slides][handouts]

Akamai Case (213-228 + figs)

 

18

11/21

Applications and the Organization

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 9 (273-289)

Folio Article 3 due

 

 

11/23

Thanksgiving Holiday

 

 

19

11/28

Application Architecture

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 10 (293-321)

Database assignment is due

20

11/30

Application Architecture (Cont’d)

Wrap Up, Final Review

[slides][handouts]

American Airlines Case (165-171 + figs)

 

Business Paper Due

 

 

12/7

(Thurs.)

FINAL EXAM

Time: 8-11am

Thimann Lecture Hall 001

[study guide]

 

 

 

Assessment

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

Item

Due Date

Value

Participation

Each Class

10%

Pop Quizzes

3 per qtr.

5%

Oral Presentation or Folio

assigned

5%

Weekly Assignments

Each week

10%

Business Paper Proposal

Oct 17

5%

Midterm

Oct 26

15%

Database Assignment

TBA

10%

Business Papers Final

Nov 30

20%

Final Exam

Dec 7

20%

 

 

Last updated by John Musacchio on Nov. 29, 2006