ISM 50 – Business Information Systems

Spring 2005

 

Lectures:

Monday, Wednesday 5:00-6:45

Baskin Engineering Room 152

 

Announcements:

*    The final exam is on June 8th from 4-7pm in BE 152. A study guide is available (click here: final study guide). 

·        There will be a review session, led by the TA, on Monday June 6th at 7:30pm in room 192, building E2.

·        The final is comprehensive, so you should also review the midterm study guide (click here:midterm study guide).

*    The Business Paper is due Wednesday June 1st.

*    Your News Folios are due by the day of the final (June 8th). However, we would appreciate you turning them in as soon as possible.  Post your writings to the forum in the news folio folder and include a link if you found the article online.  Turn in copies of all 3 articles you use (either print-outs of online articles, or articles photocopied and clipped from news papers) to the drop box by Prof. Musacchio’s door. Staple and put your name on the article collection of course.

*    The database assignment was due May 25th. The database assignment is posted here.

*    April 22- The solution set to assignment 2 have been reposted: here

*    Class Participation sheet posted below. (Or click here)

 

Instructor:

          John Musacchio

                   Office:                         E2 Room 365

                        Phone:                        (831) 459-1385

Office hours:              10-12 Tuesday and Thursday

Email:                         johnm@soe.ucsc.edu

 

Teaching Assistant:

          Shivkumar Shivaji

                        Office:                         E2 Room 475

                        Phone:                        TBA

                        Office Hours:              12-1:45 Tuesday

                                                            12-2 Thursday

                        Email:                         shiv@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:

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

The Bay Tree Bookstore had run out, but they recently had a new shipment arrive. The book may also be ordered from the publisher by clicking the above link. A copy is also on closed reserve at the Science and Engineering Library.

            Course Reader:

The second shipment of readers has arrived at the bay tree bookstore. One copy should also be available on closed reserve at the Science and Engineering Library.  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, 7th edition, McGraw Hill, New York.

 

Class Participation:

           In Class Participation

           Online Participation

 

Assignment Solutions:

          Assignment 2

Assignment 3

Assignment 4

Assignment 5

 

         

Presentation Schedule:

          Class Presentation Schedule

          Sorted Presentation Schedule (sorted by presenter name)


Business Paper Project Groups
         
Team List
          Sorted Team List (sorted by group member name)

 

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

Textbook Reading

(Required)

Case Reading

Assignments

1

28-Mar

Class Introduction

[handouts] [slides]

Messerschmitt Ch 1

 

Assignment 1 out

2

30-Mar

History of IT, Capital Budgeting Terminology, Information Access Terms

[handouts][slides]

Messerschmitt Ch 2.3 (Required)

History of IT

(Optional)

 

3

4-Apr

Business Processes, Strategies

[handouts][slides]

 

Strategy and the Internet, by M. Porter (Optional)

Assignment 1 due

Project Preferences Due

4

6-Apr

Business Processes (cont’d), Porter Competitive Model, Value Chains

[handouts][slides]

O’Brien Chapter 1

(Optional. found in reader)

O'Brien Chapter 2

(Required. found in reader)

Cisco ERP Case

(Required)

Assignment 2 out

5

11-Apr

Enterprise Applications

[handouts][slides]

Messerschmitt Ch 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 (Required)

Frito Lay Case

(Required)

 

6

13-Apr

E-commerce

[handouts][slides]

Messerschmitt Ch 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7 (Required)

Alibris Case (Required)

Assignment 2 due [solution]

Assignment 3 out

7

18-Apr

Information Technology Concepts

[handouts][slides]

Messerschmitt Ch 4 (Required)

 

 

8

20-Apr

Client Server Computing

[handouts][slides]

Messerschmitt Ch 5 (Required)

Sun N-Tier Case

(Required)

Assignment 3 due

midterm study guide out

9

25-Apr

Modularity and Layering

[handouts][slides]

Messerschmitt Ch 6

 

Project Proposal Due

Cash Flow Handout

10

27-Apr

Midterm Exam

[solutions]

 

 

Assignment 4 out

11

2-May

Computer and Comm. Industry

[handouts][slides]

Messerschmitt Ch 7 (Required)

 

 

12

4-May

Database Management

[handouts][slides]

Messerschmitt Ch 11.1, 11.2, 15 (Required)

 

Database Assignment out

Assignment 4 due

13

9-May

Databases Continued

[handouts][slides]

 

MySQL Case

(Required)

 

14

11-May

Applications and the Organization

[notes]

Messerschmitt Ch 9 (Required)

 

Assignment 5 out

15

16-May

Application Architecture

[handouts][slides]

Messerschmitt Ch 10 (Required)

American Airlines

(Required)

 

16

18-May

Middleware

[handouts][slides]

Messerschmitt Ch 16 (Required)

XML note

(Required)

Assignment 5 due

[solutions]

17

23-May

Issues in Networking

[handouts][slides]

Messerschmitt Ch 18 (Required)

 

 

18

25-May

Network Architecture

[handouts][slides]

Messerschmitt Ch 19 (Required)

Akamai Case

(Required)

Database Assignment Due

 

30-May

Memorial Day Holiday -- No Class

 

 

 

19

1-Jun

Wrap up

 

IT Doesn't Matter, by N. Carr (Article Required, Letters to Editor Optional)

Project Due

 

8-Jun

4-7pm

FINAL EXAM

 

 

 

 

 

Assessment

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

Item

Due Date

Value

Forum and 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

25-Apr

5%

Midterm

27-Apr

15%

Database Assignment

25-May

10%

Business Papers Final

1-Jun

20%

Final Exam

8-Jun

20%

 

 

The final exam will be on June 8th from 4pm-7pm in BE 152.

The midterm exam will be on April 27th from 5pm-6:45pm in BE 152.

 

Last updated by John Musacchio on June 5, 2005