Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject will be able to:

  1. Identify and determine a range of technologies (contemporary and emerging technologies) and articulate the critical need and challenges for alignment and seamless integration of these technologies in a business environment
  2. Critically analyse and evaluate the role of data and the critical issues surrounding "big data" and data management (including data centres and data infrastructure) as part of a contemporary and the "future" organisation
  3. Critically assess and triage issues related to technological infrastructure and identify appropriate technological vendor and/or partner to work with in resolving the issues
  4. Demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the frameworks, methods, and tools the business impact (including risks, security, disruptions, opportunities) issues associated with technology adoption
  5. Discuss and articulate the need for a coherent approach in managing service delivery with and organisational context
  6. Describe the various stage of lifecycle in technology adoption, from the initial analysis of needs and requirements to post-implementation.
  • Topics
    • Overview of Organisational IS/IT Infrastructure: Network Technologies, Internet Technologies, Mobile Technologies, Data, Data Management, Data Centre
    • Emerging Technologies/concepts: Cloud Computing, Cloud-based and Location-based Services, disruptive technologies & innovation, Green IT/Technologies
    • The Key Aspects on Infrastructure Management
    • Organisational & Managerial Perspective on Technologies

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject is designed for managers and corporate strategists who want a better understanding on their role in IT/Technology oversight and management. The subject is especially relevant for non-technical managers with IT responsibilities. Essential technologies for an organisation will be discussed, as well as emerging technologies that potentially could be part of the mainstream organisational technologies in the near future. An overview of the rationale and consideration in the management aspects of these technologies (including adoption, acquisition, deployment, maintenance) such as impact management, change management, service delivery, business value delivery, management of technology vendors and partners will also be discussed.

  • Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 - Individual (20-30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 - Individual (20-30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment 3 - Group (20-30%)
  • Assignment 4 - Assignment 4 - Group (20-30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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