The Digital Economy

10 Units

Information Technology is changing business fundamentally. This course overviews the nature of these changes in three distinct, but integrated parts. 1. Development of IT solutions during the 20th century. 2. Contemporary ICT applications and practices. 3. Future opportunities and implications relating to ICT. While the course is not primarily technically focused the technical aspects needed to understand the implications, opportunities, limitations and management issues relating to ICT in business are covered.

Faculty Faculty of Science and Information Technology
School School of Design, Communication and Information Technology
Availability Trimester 3 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 3 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (Callaghan Campus)
Trimester 3 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand the fundamental ICT technologies in use today, and be aware of likely ICT developments in the immediate future.
  2. Have an appreciation of the nature and extent of the use of ICT within business today.
  3. Appreciate the importance of integrating planning and management of ICT into mainstream business management.
  4. Develop pro-active approaches to the introduction of innovative ICT applications.
  1. Technology: Hardware & software, telecommunications & networking (contemporary and future).
  2. The strategic place of ICT in the modern economy/organization.
  3. The use of ICT within present and emerging business models.
  4. Electronic Trading Cycles.
  5. Contemporary ICT Issues, e.g. Distributed computing, the “cloud”, social networking, supply chain re-engineering.
  6. Managing the ICT function within the organization.
  7. Privacy, security, ethical and social impact of ICT initiatives
Replacing Course(s) GEBU6010, GEBU6490.
Transition Students who have completed GEBU6010 and/or GEBU6490 will not be allowed to complete INFT6060.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil.
Modes of Delivery Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments -
  • Examination: Formal -
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials
  • No Materials
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for INFT6060

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