School of Informatics | Technology and Business: Making the Marriage Work
I400 | 6957 | Jones
P: At least a junior standing in a relevant major.
The IT industry is the miracle child of the marriage between
information technology and business. Information technology
industries have been growing at more than double the rate of the
overall economy, and IT industries by themselves have driven over
one-quarter of total real economic growth on average over each of the
last 5 years. But what makes this marriage work? Case studies will
be examined from areas such as telecommunications convergence and
e-commerce, with an eye towards identifying those factors that
contribute to success or failure. The moral will be drawn that
successful IT companies have a balance between technology and
business. There will be discussion of how this lesson applies to
emerging new technologies.