IS455 Strategic Applications of Information Technology
MWF 16:00:03 - 16:49:57 in Dewey 209

Information technology (IT) is permeating every aspect of organizational operations. This course examines specific case studies with a focus on how effective use of IT supports (and poor use of IT hinders) management, productivity, operations, productivity, effectiveness and profitability. Key concepts include the use and effects of IT on organizational structures and business relationships; the cost-justification of IT investments; the strategic roles of internetworking technologies; service levels and information assurance as mission-critical objectives; working with external service providers; managing the IT functions; outsourcing; project management; and long-term perspectives on the future of IT in a global economy. Required for the BSCSIA and BSCS degrees.



Course description -- detailed assignments, grading, standards, requirements, policies, rewards, penalties, and also the Secret of Life, the Universe and Everything.

Syllabus/schedule -- PDF file with day-by-day listing of every required reading, quiz, exam, and deadline.


Term-Project Topic Ideas -- suggestions, just suggestions

Term-Project Guidelines -- how to avoid falling into a swamp of misery

Term-Paper Outline

Term-Paper Sample

Presentation Schedule -- who speaks/spoke when about what


Memo-Exam Sample written by Gregory Antonellis in 2013

Memo-Exam Grading Rubric



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Computer-Aided Thematic Analysis -- how to organize reference material

Frequently Corrected Errors  -- checklist for avoid grammatical and usage errors in your technical writing

On Writing -- advice on style and methods in preparing term papers including notes on using references

SQ3R  -- Survey/Question/Read/Recite/Review -- effective studying     

Tips for Using Word
-- Using Word 2007 or Word 2010 effectively, including especially using heading styles, generating table of contents automatically, using the reference database, inserting footnotes and references, and generating list of Works Cited automatically.

Tracking Changes in MS-Word 2003 (PPT) -- handling suggestions about your drafts from your instructors



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