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Information Technology for Managers-Course Overview

Information Technology for Managers-Course Overview

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Information Technology for

Managers

Pre-requisite for the course

You have never used a computer before
The computer experience has been very
brief

After completion of the course:

Improved employment prospects

Skills that span different aspects of life
Greater self-sufficiency

A foundation of knowledge for a lifetime
of learning

A prerequisite for MIS course

Contents

Unit 1: IT in the Business Environment
Unit 2: Looking Inside the IT Infrastructure

Unit 3: Applying IT for Competitive
Advantage

Unit 4: Face to Face with the computer
world

Contents (Detailed):

Unit 1: IT in the Business Environment

Introducing Computer System
Business and Information technology
Information Technologies in the modern
organizations

Contd.

Unit 2: Looking inside the IT Infrastructure

Computer Hardware
Computer Software

Operating Systems
Managing Organizational Data and
Information…Introduction to DBMS

Telecommunications and Networks…The
Internet, Intranets and Extranets

Unit: 3 Applying IT for Competitive Advantage

Functional, Enterprise and Inter-
organizational system

Electronic Commerce

Contd.

Contd.

Unit 4: Face to Face with the computer world

DAY 1

During the course of a normal day, keep a list of

your encounters with computers of various kinds.

Your list should show the place and time of the

encounter, the type of interaction you had with

the technology, and the results of that interaction.

Remember

Computers can take many sizes and forms,

so be alert to more than just PCs. Share

your list with the class.

Unit 1

IT in the Business Environment

Contents

Introducing Computer System

Business and Information technology

Information Technologies in the modern
organizations

A computeris amachinethat manipulates data

according to a set of instructions.

What is the difference between

computer science and IT?

Computer science is -"What is a computer and how it

works?"

While

Information tech. is -“What and how can i do with

computers."

Introducing Computer System

A computer is an electronic device that

processes data, converting it into

information that is useful to people. Any

computer-regardless of its type-is

controlled by programmed instructions,

which give the machine a purpose and tell

it what to do.

Classifications of computers

The computers can be classified on the

basis of the following:

Nature of output produced
No of users using
Embedded systems

Nature of Output

Computers may be classified as on the

basis of the nature of the output produced.

These are as follows:

Digital
Analog

Analog and Digital

Analog and digital computers differ in many

respects, but the most important distinction

is the way they represent data.

Digital systems represent data as having one

distinct value or another, with no other

possibilities.Analog systems, however

represent data as variable points along a

continuous spectrum of values.

Number of Users using

The computers may be classified as on the

basis of the no of users supported by.These

are as follows:

Computers for single users
Computers for organizations
User-less computers

Computers for Individual Users

Single Handed Computer

Desktop computers
Workstations

Notebook computers

Tablet computers
Handheld computers

Smart phones

Desktop Computers:A PC that is designed to sit
on (or under) a desk or table. Personal computers
in their various forms are icons of the Information
Age and are what most people think of as
"computers"

Personal Computers

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