MIS 2101.001 – Adam Alalouf – Fall 2015


Required Reading:

August 25

What is MIS? (read page contents and watch embedded videos)
Difference Between Information Systems and Information Technology
Information System: Strategic Use of IT

August 27

Startup versus corporate: Which environment is right for you?
11 Things to Consider Before Going to Work for a Startup
Elon Musk: The World’s Raddest Man” By Tim Urban, Wait But Why.

September 1

Bureau of Labor Statistics: Computer and Information Systems Managers.
Wikipedia, Business Analyst
Wikipedia, Systems Analyst

September 3

Online Identity Overview, by the Internet Society
Manage Your Digital Identity
Ethical Issues in Electronic Information Systems
How Does Facebook Make Its Money? 
Facebook Wants to Redline Your Friends List

September 8

“Lessons, Quotes, and Productivity Tips from WordPress Founder Matthew Mullenweg” By Nick Scheidies
12 ethical dilemmas gnawing at developers today
Wikipedia, Systems Analysis
What is Systems Architecture?

September 10

Need to Document How Work Happens? Map The Process
An Introduction to Swimlane Diagrams
Nishadha. Ultimate Guide to ER Diagrams
An Entity Relationship Diagram Example

September 15

Conceptual Architecture
Investigative Architecture: The Conceptual Diagram
Healthcare Information Systems: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future
Investigating The Life Cycle Of Legacy Systems Migration

End of Topics for First Midterm Exam

September 17

What Is ERP?
Wikipedia: ERP
Oracle lands $100M ERP project covering 34 colleges
9 Tips for Selecting and Implementing an ERP System


What is ERP?
What is SAP? Why do we need ERP?
What is SAP?

September 22

Learn IT! #1 is Due

The Decision-Making Process, Cliff Notes
How NBA Player Analytics Opened Up A Whole New Business For SAP
The Real Reason Organizations Resist Analytics

September 24

First Midterm Exam

Wikipedia: Knowledge Management
Introduction to communities of practice
Everything You Need to Know About Open Innovation

September 29

Guideline: Requirements Gathering Techniques
Build vs. Buy: How to Know When You Should Build Custom Software Over Canned Solutions
Wikipedia: Systems Development Lifecycle
6 Software Development Lessons From Healthcare.gov’s Failed Launch

October 1

Learn IT! #2 is Due

Wikipedia: Systems Integration
The Importance of Information Technology Standards
10 IT security risks that small businesses can’t afford to ignore

October 6

Cybercrime Part one
Cybercrime Part two
Cybercrime Part three
Cybercrime Part four

October 8

What We Know, Now, About the Internet’s Disruptive Power
McDonald’s and the Challenges of a Modern Supply Chain
Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest

October 13

Justifying IT projects
Calculating the Value of an IT Investment
Measuring the value of open hardware design

October 15

IT Execs Share Experiences With Google for Work
There’s an app for that
8 Ways to Create a Successful Multichannel Customer Experience

October 20

Learn IT! #3 is Due

October 22

Second Midterm Exam

October 27

Five Mind-Blowing New Gaming Technologies Coming Soon
Streaming Media Players: An Overview
Leagues see real benefits in daily fantasy sports

October 29

Google Just Fixed One of Wi-Fi’s Biggest Annoyances
Google: IoT Can Help The Disabled
iPhone Will Sport ‘Force Touch’ Tech Later This Year
Apple is cracking down on antivirus apps

November 3

Learn IT! #4 is Due

President Obama was spotted wearing a Fitbit Surge
Apple’s Mojo: Can It Get People to Wear Smart Watches?
Apple Watch Will Impact 5 Big Trends
Here’s What Shopping With Apple Watch Will Look Like
Oral-B Toothbrush App Shows Weather and News While You Clean

November 5

How consumer technology is remaking the workplace
How music labels are trying to kill off Spotify’s unlimited free streaming
Yelp’s Review Filter Explained
Think Yelp is Unbiased? Think Again!
Hidden in the long tail

November 10

Facebook Benefits & Risks
How You Can Benefit From LinkedIn Becoming a Professional Publishing Platform
Is Social Media Actually Helping Your Company’s Bottom Line?
Marketing Hourglass – Beyond The Funnel
The Two Types of Social Media Engagement

November 12

WBW: The AI Revolution
What is a Platform?
Strategies for Two-Sided Markets
How to Launch Your Digital Platform
Lyft says its drivers can make $35 an hour. I spent a week driving to see if that’s true

November 17

Darwin’s Lessons for Consumer Technology
2015 edition of CEA’s 5 Technology Trends to Watch
LinkedIn Phishing Emails – How to distinguish between a Phish and a Legitimate Email
Phishing scam targets Apple users

November 19

Learn IT! #5 is Due

‘This is my Instagram:’ Self-editing, fear keep kids glued to social media
Is Shame Necessary? How About Public Shaming?
Consumer Identity Management systems step up where traditional ID systems fall down

December 1

Vernor Vinge on the Singularity
Paul Allen: The Singularity Isn’t Near
Is The Twitter Revolution Dead?
Hashtag election: Will it be Twitter wot won it?

December 3

Last Class

Final Exam during Exam Week

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