TIM240: Information Technology for Decision Support: an Introduction

Introduction to the information technologies useful to IT management. Reviews/surveys four major topics: 1) information systems: from computer technology - systems architecture (hardware and software), multiprocessors and cluster to client-server, networking and distributed computing, data storage and data servers, file management, database systems, input/output technology, graphics and multimedia; 2) IT as a "service": commercial and open-source tools for information-system development and knowledge management; 3) managing, searching, and mining of structured and unstructured data; 4) decision-support systems that integrate knowledge with data mining and text mining tools to support decision-making in product development, supply-chain management, marketing, sales and logistics. Enrollment restricted to graduate students.

5 credits

Year Fall Winter Spring Summer

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