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December 5, 2022


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The strategic importance of information technology is now widely accepted.

It has also become increasingly clear that the identification of strategic applications alone does not result in success for an organization. A careful coordination of strategic applications, information technologies, and organizational structures must be made to attain success. This course addresses strategic, technological, and organizational connectivity issues to support effective and meaningful integration of information and systems. This course is especially relevant to those who wish to effectively exploit information technology and create new business processes and opportunities.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction Unlimited
    • Information Technology, Corporate Strategy, and Competitive Advantage (Interlinked Value Chains) Unlimited
    • Business and Industry Transformation (McKesson Case) Unlimited
    • Aggregators: Traveling the Internet “Fast Lane” Unlimited
    • Basic Communications Technology and Concepts Unlimited
    • Local Area Networks Unlimited
    • Wide Area Networks (Packet Networks) Unlimited
    • Network Protocols (ISO OSI) Unlimited
    • Emerging Technologies I (Frame Relay, ATM, V-IP) Unlimited
    • Emerging Technologies II (ADSL, Cable Modem) Unlimited
    • Technical Case Study – MIT’s Network Configuration Unlimited
    • Distributed Homogeneous Databases Unlimited
    • Distributed Heterogeneous Databases Unlimited
    • View Integration Among Databases Unlimited
    • Web as a Database (COIN Project) Unlimited
    • Semantic Integration (COIN Project) Unlimited
    • Component Architecture (CORBA) and Web Services Unlimited
    • Loosely-coupled Organizations Unlimited
    • Markets and Hierarchies: Organizational Coupling Unlimited
    • Development of Standards Unlimited

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology