ISM 50 – Business Information Systems

Spring 2006

 

Lectures:

          Listed as ISM 50-01 in course catalog

Course Control Number: 57467

          Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 pm-5:45 pm

          J. Baskin Engineering Room 152

 

Please note: ISM 50-01 is the section that students on campus who want a live instructor should enroll in. For those living and working in the Silicon Valley region, a separate section of ISM 50 will be offered during Spring 2006 at the UCSC Silicon Valley Center in Mountain View, CA on Mondays from 5-8.  This is called ISM 50-50 in the course catalog.  The website for the Silicon Valley section of ISM 50 is [here]. ISM 50-50 will also be telecast to campus (the instructor will be in Mountain View and a tutor will be on campus to help coordinate the class between the two locations). Students on campus can enroll in the telecast version, which is listed as ISM 50-02 in the course catalog. 

 

Again, students who wish to take the course on campus with a live instructor should enroll in ISM 50-01.  Please email Prof. John Musacchio johnm@soe.ucsc.edu if you have questions about this.

 

Announcements:

*      The final exam study guide is available. [study guide]

*      The database project deadline has been extended to Tuesday 6/6/06.

*      The database project is posted. [Database Project]

·        A tutorial on MS Access databases is available here:

¨      Tables and Queries

¨      Reports

*      A study guide is available for the midterm. [Study Guide]

*      Here are the group assignments for the business paper [groups].

*      Here are the presentation assignments for the quarter [presentations].

*      Be sure to review business paper guidelines.

*      Also look at the guide we have prepared for citing sources properly.

 

Instructor:

John Musacchio

Office:                         E2 Room 557

Office hours:              1-2 Tuesday and Thursday 

Email:                         johnm@soe.ucsc.edu

 

Teaching Assistant:

Shivkumar Shivaji

Office:                         E2-486

Office hours:              2:30-3:30 Tuesday and 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:

                   The textbook is available at the Bay Tree bookstore.

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

.

            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.

 

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

4/4

 

Class Introduction

[slides][handouts]

 

Assignment 1 out

2

4/6

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

4/11

Capital Budgeting Terminology, Competing with IT

[slides][handouts]

Capital Budgeting Handout

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

Project Preferences Due

Assignment 1 due

4

4/13

Competing with IT (Cont’d)

[slides][handouts]

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

Assignment 2 out

5

4/18

Business Processes,

[slides][handouts]

Frito-Lay Case (93-103 + figs)

 

 

6

4/20

Enterprise Applications,

Information Access Terms

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 2.3 (38-50)

Messerschmitt Ch 3.1-3.3 (59-82)

Assignment 2 due

[solutions]

7

4/25

Enterprise Applications

(cont’d)

Slides Updated 4/26

[slides][handouts]

Cisco Case (114-124 + figs)

Folio Article 1 due

8

4/27

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

5/2

IT Concepts

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 4 (107-132)

 

10

5/4

Client Server Computing

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 5 (139-154)

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

Assignment 3 Due

[solutions]

11

5/9

MIDTERM

BE 152

[STUDY GUIDE]

 

 

12

5/11

Modularity and Layering

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 6 (157-190)

 

13

5/16

Computer and Comm. Industry

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 7 (198-226)

Folio Article 2 due

Assignment 4 Out

14

5/18

Database Management

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 11.1 - 11.2 (325-335)

Messerschmitt Ch 15.1 - 15.2 (415-425)

Database Proj. Out

15

5/23

Database Management Cont’d

[slides][handouts]

MySQL Database Case (179-199 + figs)

Assignment 4 Due

[solutions]

16

5/25

Networking

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 18 (493-512)

 

17

5/30

Networking (Cont’d)

[slides][handouts]

Akamai Case (213-228 + figs)

Assignment 5 Out

18

6/1

Applications and the Organization

Lecture

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 9 (273-289)

 

19

6/6

Application Architecture

[slides][handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 10 (293-321)

Database Proj. Due

Assignment 5 Due

[solutions]

20

6/8

Application Architecture (Cont’d)

Wrap Up, Final Review

[slides][handouts]

American Airlines Case (165-171 + figs)

 

Folio Article 3 due

Business Paper Due

 

6/15

FINAL EXAM

Time: 8-11am

BE 152

[review 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

April 27

5%

Midterm

May 9

15%

Database Assignment

June 1

10%

Business Papers Final

June 8

20%

Final Exam

June 15

20%

 

 

Last updated by John Musacchio on June 10, 2006