Introductory Topics in IS
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Introductory Topics in IS

To learn about basic concepts and topics of Information Systems quickly
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Created by Allen Au
Last updated 10/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Explain the importance of Information Systems in doing business
  • Explain the role of information systems in building competitive advantages
  • Explain basic computer hardware concepts and their technologies behind
  • Explain the basic features and trends in the major types of application software and system software used to support both enterprise and end-user computing.
  • Explain key database management concepts and applications in business information systems.
  • Present an overview of the Internet and other telecommunication networks, business applications, and trends, and reviews technical telecommunications alternatives.
  • Describe how information systems integrate and support enterprisewide business processes, as well as different business functions
  • Explain the role and advantages of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), and Decision Support Systems(DSS)
  • Explain the basic process components of e-commerce systems and discusses important trends, applications, and issues in e-commerce.
  • Explain the importance of the strategic planning process in developing IT/business solutions and the implementation strategies necessary to consider when introducing new IT-based business strategies and applications into an organization.
  • Explain the processes and managerial issues in the implementation of new business IT applications.
  • Explain the threats against and defenses needed for the performance and security of business information systems, as well as societal impact and ethical implications of IT
  • Discusses the major challenges that IT presents to business managers, the components of IS management, and the managerial implications of the use of IT in global business.
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  • Ideally, students should know some specific terms of computer, but it will be explained in earlier part of the course.

This is an introductory yet intensive course on Information Systems, which will cover the major topics of Information Systems.

The course includes the fundamental concepts of IT / IS, basic knowledge of IT / IS, business applications of Information Systems and challenges of IS Management 

The course may not cover every concept in Information Systems, but it would be good enough for university or community college students to overcome the Information Systems Management course (or its equivalent) in business school in freshmen level. 

The course does not cover technical details of Information Systems and does not deal with coding.
In the end, I would introduce some hot topics in Information Systems. I hope it would help you doing the project.

Who is the target audience?
  • Year 1 students in universities or community college who are taking foundation course of Business Information Systems or equivalent
  • Students who are doing foundation course of Accounting Information Systems or similar may find this course not very helpful.
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
Fundamental Concepts
2 Lectures 25:11

Competing with IT

Quiz on Fundamental concepts
5 questions
Information and Technologies
6 Lectures 01:07:54
Computer Hardware

Computer Software

Data Resources Management

Telecommunications and Networks

Telecommunications and Networks - Further Technical Lecture(I)

Telecommunications and Networks - Further Technical Lecture(II)

Quiz on concepts of Information and Technologies
8 questions
Business Applications
4 Lectures 45:03
e-Business Systems

More about CRM, ERP and SCM

Quiz on concepts of Business Applications (I)
8 questions

e-Commerce Systems

More about Decision Support Systems

Quiz on concepts of Business Applications (II)
7 questions
Development Processes
3 Lectures 28:17
Developing Systems - BISD Phases

Developing Systems - Cost and Benefits

Implementing Business Systems

Quiz on Concepts of Development Processes
9 questions
Management Challenges
4 Lectures 43:09
Security, Ethical and Societal Challenges of IT

Security Management of Information Technology

Quiz on Concepts of Management Challenges (I)
5 questions

Managing IT for the Enterprise

Managing Global IT
Contemporary Topics
2 Lectures 13:48

Knowledge Management

Quiz on Concepts of Management Challenges (II)
5 questions
About the Instructor
Allen Au
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I studied social science and information systems, and I have worked in some political parties and universities for policy research previously.

Currently I am doing researches in the interception of Information Systems and social science, and I would like to share my knowledge and experience, by teaching in Udemy in both area. 

My teaching is to offer a general image of the area so that more people would understand, but I would be happy to go into details with all of you. 

I rely on Facebook Page more for answering students' questions, because your questions may be others' question as well, and Facebook would allow more people to see. No matter you enroll in my course or not, you are more than welcome to go to my Facebook Page for discussion or raising your questions.