TIM 50: Business Information Systems

Winter 2013

 

Lectures:   

           Mondays and Wednesdays 5-6:45 pm

           Baskin Engineering 152

 

Announcements:           


Mar 19:

           Final Review Session: Classroom Unit 001, Tuesday (3/19) 7:30pm-9:30 pm            Final Exam Study Guide

Feb 11:

           Midterm Review Session: BE 152, Tuesday (2/12) 8:00-9:30 pm

Feb 6:

           Midterm Study Guide: Midterm Guide Slides      

Jan 28:

           DB Tutorial Section 2:
           slides       in-class exercise 2       DB dataset 2       dataset for exercise 2       Resources.zip

Jan 27:

           Final version of business papers team assignments:  LIST 1      LIST 2

Jan 23:

           DB Tutorial Section 1:
           slides       in-class exercise 1       DB dataset       solution 1

Jan 20:

         Business paper teams:

             Please find your team number from LIST 1 and look up your team members in LIST 2.
             Note: If you have any question please contact elahe@soe.ucsc.edu.

Jan 16:

         Tutorial Labs:

             Location: Ming Ong PC (Merrill Room 103- both sides)
             On the Third week:    Tuesday, 1/22/13, 7:30-9:30pm   ,   Wednesday, 1/23/13, 7:00-9:00pm   ,   Friday, 1/25/13, 4:30-6:00pm
             On the Fourth week:    Monday, 1/28/13, 7:00-9:00pm   ,   Tuesday, 1/29/13, 7:30-9:30pm   ,   Wednesday, 1/30/13, 7:00-9:00pm



Instructor:

John Musacchio

Office:                            E2 Room 557

Office hours:                  Wednesdays 1-3 pm                                   

Email:                             johnm@soe.ucsc.edu

 

Teaching Assistants:

Kai Lu   kailu@soe.ucsc.edu

         Office Hours:    Tuesdays 8-10 am        Office:  Kresge Lab - Room 317


Elahe Rahimtoroghi  elahe@soe.ucsc.edu

                     Office Hours:    Mondays 9-11 am        Office:  Kresge Lab - Room 317

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


1/7

 

Class Introduction
slides    handout

 

 

Bus Paper Preferences Out

2


1/9

Business Background and Terminology, Types of Enterprise Information Systems
slides    handout

Laudon & Laudon Ch 2:  Global E-Business and Collaboration (1-35, can skip cases on 16 and 26)
HW1 out

3


1/14

Competing with IT, Transforming Business Processes
slides    handout

Laudon & Laudon Ch 3:   Achieving Competitive Advantage with Information Systems (45-74, can skip cases on 52 and 62)

Bus. Paper Prefs Due

4


1/16

Business Process Transformation Cont'd, Enterprise Applications
slides    handout

Otis Case

Begin Laudon & Laudon Ch 8: Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications (83-97 until end of section 2, can skip case on 93)

HW1 Due

HW2 out


1/21
Martin Luther King Day Holiday


5


1/23

Enterprise Applications

(cont'd)
slides    handout

Finish Laudon & Laudon Ch 8: Achieving Operational Excellence and Customer Intimacy: Enterprise Applications (97-108, can skip case on 100)

HW2 Due

DB assignment1 out
DB assignment1 data DBassignment1solution
6

1/28
 Conclude Enterprse Applications, 
 Begin E-commerce
  Cisco Case
  Begin Laudon & Laudon Ch 9: E-Commerce,
   Digital Markets, Digital Goods
(117-127)

7

1/30
 E-commerce (cont'd)
slides_version1   slides_version2 

   Laudon & Laudon Ch 9: E-Commerce, Digital    Markets, Digital Goods

   (128-148, can skip case on 132)

  Alibaba Case
   HW3 out

8


2/4

IT Concepts

slides_version1   slides_version2

 

Messerschmitt Ch 4 (107-132)

Business Paper Proposal

9


2/6

Client Server Computing
slides_version1   slides_version2   

 

Messerschmitt Ch 5 (139-154)

HW3 Due

10


2/11

Modularity and Layering
slides_version1   slides_version2   

Messerschmitt Ch 6 (157-190)


DB assignment1 Due

11


2/13

MIDTERM EXAM
Midterm Guide Slides


 

12


2/18

Presidents Day Holiday

 

 

13


2/20

Computer and Comm. Industry

slides_version1   slides_version2   

 

Messerschmitt Ch 7 (197-226)

Db Assignment2 is out
Database HW2  dbhw2_notes   Data file Sample Request Table   


14


2/25

Applications and the Organization

 

Messerschmitt Ch 9 (273-289)

 

 15


2/27

Databases and Data Management
slides_version1   slides_version2   

Begin Laudon & Laudon Ch 5: Foundations of Business Intelligence: Databases and Information Management (157-178, can skip case on 171)

16


3/4

Databases and Data Management (cont'd)

slides_version1   slides_version2   

 

Finish Laudon & Laudon Ch 5: Foundations of Business Intelligence: Databases and Information Management (178-183, can skip case on 180)

Zhejiang Cooperation of China Case

Business Paper Draft Due

 

17


3/6

Networking

slides_version1   slides_version2   

Begin Laudon & Laudon Ch 6: Telecommunication, the Internet, and Wireless Technology (193-220, can skip cases on 208 and 212)

Db Assignment2 is Due

 

18


3/11
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Networking (cont'd)
slides_version1   slides_version2   

Finish Laudon & Laudon Ch 6: Telecommunication, the Internet, and Wireless Technology (220-228)

 

 19


3/13

Cloud Computing

A Berkeley View of Cloud Computing



20


3/18

Cloud Computing (cont'd)
slides_version1   slides_version2   

Amazon Web Services CaseAmazon

Business Paper Due






 


 


3/20


FINAL EXAM

Time: 7:30-10:30pm

 

 

 

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
multiple
10%
In-class exercises / Quizes / Discussion Forum
multiple
10%
Business Paper Proposal
2/4
5%
Business Paper First Draft
2/27
5%
Business Paper Final Draft
3/18
15%
Midterm Exam
2/13 (tentative)
20%
Final Exam
3/20
 25%
 

Last updated by Elahe on Jan 29, 2013