TIM 50: Business Information Systems

Winter 2012

 

Lectures:   

           Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-9:45 pm

           Baskin Engineering 152

 

Announcements:

          Review Section for Final Exam:

          March 19th, Monday, 9:00-10:30AM, Social Science II 071

          March 20th, Tuesday, 9:00-10:30AM, Stevenson 175

        Final Exam Study Guide

        Class & Office Hours on March 1st (Thursday) are cancelled.

          Information about Database HW2 is posted here, which includes the notes of Prof. and the clarification of the last question in HW2.

        Midterm solutions are posted here. If you think your answer to problem 37 is reasonable and close to the correct answer,  but you get lower score on it, please bring your exams to class on next Tuesday (Feb. 21).

        

        Mid-term Study Guide

        Mid-term Review Section:

        Tuesday        Feb. 7, 2012    6:00pm-7:10pm        Natural Science Annex 101

        Wednesday   Feb. 8, 2012    11:00am-12:10pm    Humanities Lecture Hall 206

       

        Join our discussion forum on eCommons (Login eCommons using your CruzID and Gold password, and then enter course 41015 LEC 01: TIM 50 under 'My Sites'.  Click 'Discussion Forums' on the left navigation pane, and enter 'Class Discussions' section, then you will find the topics we post.)  

            Forum Grading Policy:  

            1. Need to post at least three "good posts" over the quarter;

            2. More posts are "extra credit"

                - 3 good posts offset a quiz or in-class exercise

                - No extra credit beyond quiz or in-class exercise makeup

                - At most 6 extra credit posts count

             I. Business Paper

                You could find your group number here; once you get the group no., please look for your company and group members here.

             II. MS Access Tutorial Sections

                Please choose from 3 times in each of week 3 and week 4 to attend the MS Access tutorial sections. (Social Sciences 1, Room 135)

                Week 3: Monday (Jan. 23) 8:00pm-9:45pm    Tuesday (Jan. 24) 6:00pm-7:45pm    Wednesday (Jan. 25) 6:00pm-7:45pm

                Week 4: Monday (Jan. 30) 8:00pm-9:45pm    Tuesday (Jan. 31) 6:00pm-7:45pm    Wednesday (Feb. 1)  6:00pm-7:45pm

                For how to download the trial version of MS Access and how to install it on your PCs/Macs, please refer to Options for using Microsoft Access.

                To get Windows Operating System:

                You can download or check-out media and receive a free license for much of the Microsoft software library. Please request an account via the BELS form, then logon to the BSOE MSDN-AA web site. MSDN Library includes Microsoft operating systems and development tools (MS Office products not included).

                To get MS Access trial version:

                You can download the free trial version from Microsoft website:

                http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/get-microsoft-access-FX102159812.aspx?CTT=3

                Click “Try it now” and follow the instructions to get the free trial version of MS Access with 60-day Trial License.

             III. The first database homework assignment has been posted, you could get the associated Access database file here. (Please note that the due date for this assignment is Tuesday Feb. 7)

             IV. In-class exercise data file , Document, and Solutions.

 

Instructor:

John Musacchio

Office:                            E2 Room 557

Office hours:                  Thursday 2:00pm-4:00pm    Tuesday 2-4pm (only for week 5)                    

Email:                             johnm@soe.ucsc.edu

 

Teaching Assistants:

Jing Du               dujing@soe.ucsc.edu

         Office Hours:    Thursday 6:30pm- 8:00pm              Office:  Baskin Engineering Room 312C/D (BE 312C/D)

Shenshen Liang  sliang@soe.ucsc.edu

                     Office Hours:    Wednesday 10:30am-12:00pm        Office:  Baskin Engineering Room 312C/D (BE 312C/D)

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:
You will need to get two reading materials for this class. Both will be available at the Bay Tree Bookstore before the first lecture. Below is a description of each.

1. Reader  (REQUIRED)
     It contains:
         - Selected chapters from the following book, Understanding Networked Applications: A First Course, by David G. Messerschmitt    
         - Case studies from Harvard Business School and other sources.

2. Custom Published Book (REQUIRED)
    It contains:
        - Selected chapters from the following book,  Essentials of Management Information Systems, 9/e by Laudon and Laudon.

Note:  We have updated the reading materials this quarter, so it will not be possible to use copies of previous quarter's materials.

  


Tentative Lecture Plan:

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


1/10

 

Class Introduction

[Slides] [Handouts

 


2


1/12

Business Background and Terminology, Types of Enterprise Information Systems

[Slides] [Handouts

Laudon & Laudon Ch 2  (1-35, can skip cases on 16 and 26)

Homework 1 Out

3


1/17

Competing with IT, Transforming Business Processes

[Slides] [Handouts

Laudon & Laudon Ch  3 (45-74, can skip cases on 52 and 62)

Bus. Paper Preferences
Bus. Paper Description

4


1/19

Business Process Transformation Cont'd, Enterprise Applications

[Slides] [Handouts]

Otis Case

Begin Laudon & Laudon Ch 8 (83-97 until end of section 2, can skip case on 93)

Homework 1 Due

Homework 1 Solution

Homework 2 Out

5


1/24

Enterprise Applications

(cont'd)

Finish Laudon & Laudon Ch 8 (97-108, can skip case on 100)

 

6


1/26

Conclude Enterprse Applications, Begin E-commerce
[Slides] [Handouts]
Cisco Case
Begin Laudon & Laudon Ch 9 (117-127)
Homework 2 Due
Homework 2 Solution
DB Assignment 1 Out
DB Assignment 1 Data File

7


1/31

E-commerce (cont'd)

Laudon & Laudon Ch 9 (128-148, can skip case on 132)

Alibaba Case

 

8


2/2

IT Concepts

[Slides] [Handouts] 

Messerschmitt Ch 4 (107-132)

Business Paper Proposal

9


2/7

Client Server Computing
[Slides] [Handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 5 (139-154)

DB Assignment 1 Due

DB Assignment 1 Solution

10


2/9

MIDTERM EXAM

(DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)


Mid-term Study Guide

Mid-term Solutions

Homework 3 Out

DB Assignment 2 Out

DB Assignment 2 Data File

11


2/14

Modularity and Layering

Messerschmitt Ch 6 (157-190)

 

12


2/16

Computer and Comm. Industry

[Slides] [Handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 7 (197-226)

Homework 3 Due 

13


2/21

Applications and the Organization

[Slides] [Handouts]

Messerschmitt Ch 9 (273-289)


14


2/23

Databases and Data Management

 

Begin Laudon & Laudon Ch 5 (157-178, can skip case on 171)

DB Assignment 2 Due

 15


2/28

Databases and Data Management (cont'd)

[Slides] [Handouts]

Finish Laudon & Laudon Ch 5 (178-183, can skip case on 180)

Zhejiang Cooperation of China Case

Business Paper Draft Due

16


3/1

Class Cancelled 


 

17


3/6

Networking

[Slides] [Handouts]

Begin Laudon & Laudon Ch 6 (193-220, can skip cases on 208 and 212)

 

18


3/8

Networking (cont'd)

[Slides] [Handouts]

Finish Laudon & Laudon Ch 6 (220-228)

 

 19


3/13

Cloud Computing

[Slides] [Handouts]

A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing



20


3/15

Cloud Computing (cont'd)

[Slides] [Handouts]

Amazon Web Services Case

Business Paper Due






 


 


3/22


FINAL EXAM

Time: 7:30-10:30pm

 Final Exam Study Guide

 

 

Assessment

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

Item
Due Date
Value
Regular Assignments
multiple
10%
Database Assignments
Options for using Microsoft Access
multiple
10%
In-class exercises / Quizes / Discussion Forum
multiple
10%
Business Paper Proposal
Business Paper Preferences
Business Paper Description

Group and topic assignments
2/2
5%
Business Paper First Draft
2/28
5%
Business Paper Final Draft
3/15
15%
Midterm Exam
2/9 (tentative)
20%
Final Exam
3/22
 25%
  Last updated by John Musacchio on Jan 7, 2011