COMP 5131 - Introduction to Information Systems
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Instructor and Office Hours:
Ajay Kumar (csajaykr at comp.polyu.edu.hk)
Office: PQ 831
Office hours: Tue, Fri 5:30pm - 7:00pm or by appointment.
First Class for Fall 2008 starts on Sep 1 in PQ-305Mon 18:30 - 20:30 PQ-305 Mon 20:30 - 21:30 PQ-305
No prerequisite - An undergraduate level understanding of basic compute skills is assumed since this course is directed for postgraduate students.
The course will be directed to provide broad introductory understanding of information systems employed to achieve the corporate objectives. The state-of-the-art technologies that will contribute towards the future development of IT systems and applications will also be introduced. The objective of this course is to become better informed users, customers and/or professionals in the application and use of information systems and technology. The issues contributing to successful planning, design, development, implementation and management of IT systems will be discussed in this course.
Click here to view the list of topics that will be covered in this course.
- Lecture Notes #1 --- (Course Outline & Contents)
- Lecture Notes #2 --- (Foundation of Information Systems)
- Lecture Notes #3 --- (E-Business) - Please Read This Article for Class on 08/09/2008 - Google answer to filling job is an algorithm!
- Lecture Notes #4 --- (Competitive Advantage with Information Systems)
- Lecture Notes #5 --- (IT Infrastructure) - Please Read This Article for Class on 29/09/2008 - What every tech pro should know about Green Computing YouTube - RFID Introduction YouTube - RFID Passport Security
- Lecture Notes #6 --- (Communication and Networks)
- Lecture Notes #7 --- (Information System Development)
- Lecture Notes #8 --- (Databases and Information Management)
- Lecture Notes #9 --- (Improving Decision Making and Managing Knowledge) - Online Transaction Data from OMT Inc.
- Lecture Notes #10 --- (Enterprise Applications)
- Lecture Notes #11 --- (Securing Information Systems)
- Lecture Notes #12 --- (Ethical and Social Issues in Information Systems)
The tentative weight associated with each grading component is as follows:
- Assignment 1 - 20%
- Assignment 2 - 15%
- Quiz 1 - 5%
- Quiz 2 - 5%
- Final Exam - 55%
- Assignments have to be handed in before lecture begins on the due date.
- Make-up for exams will be issued only under exceptional circumstances provided prior arrangements are made with the instructor.
- Instructor reserves the right to deny requests for make-up exams.
- Quiz 1 ® 8/09/2008 (Practice Quiz)
- Quiz 2 ® 6/10/2008 (Regular Assessment)
- Quiz 3 ® 17/11/2008 (Regular Assessment)
- Assessment 1. On 20/10/08 (18:30-20:30; PQ-305) - Results
- Assessment 2. On 17/11/08 (18:30-20:30; PQ-305) - Results