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Post-Graduate Diploma in Management

Area: IT Management
Course Title – Emerging Technologies and New Opportunities


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c) To enable students understand how business processes are integrated to achieve enterprise goals through emerging technologies. business models and the way work is organized. The impact of IT can be seen on various facets of modern day business enterprises such as business processes. processes and creation of innovations and new opportunities.Course Description: It is well known that Information Technologies (IT) have a profound impact on the world of business. With the rapid integration of IT in our work and personal lives. etc. and the students should be able to discern these trends in technologies and related opportunities. The course also aims at making the students appreciate the potential of emergent technologies to help address macro-level development challenges of India. leading to a continual emergence of new opportunities for value creation. this impact has only accelerated in the recent years. b) To sensitize the students on the social and environmental implications of emerging technologies on challenges such as security. The impact can also be seen in the product and process related innovations continually taking place as a result of IT applications. It is hypothesized that globally new opportunities continually get created as a result of the applications of emergent technologies. privacy and ethics and energy efficiency. especially with regard to business models. Learning Objectives: This course endeavors to develop students with the following specific learning objectives a) To enable the students learn about emerging technological trends and the impact of the same on how business is conducted. well known for these applications and discuss how the emerging opportunities were identified and how they provided a strategic advantage. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the PGDM students with fast paced developments in Information Technologies and the impact made by these on business enterprises. e) To develop among students the capability to visualize emerging changes in technologies and trends thereof in business enterprises of the future f) To provide deeper insights into technology applications in the Indian context and relevance of the same for addressing country’s social objectives and enhancing the competitive advantage of India vis-à-vis other countries 2 . d) To share typical trends of emergent technology applications in specific industries.

Pedagogy: Teaching of this course will take place through a combination of brief lectures by faculty and seminars by student teams on specific emerging technologies. Evaluation Role Play/ Case Discussion (Group): Project : Case Analysis (Individual) : Class assignment / participation: End Term: Assessment Methods in Alignment with Intended Learning Outcomes Specific assessment methods/ tasks 10% 30% 10% 10% 40% % weightage Intended subject learning outcomes to be assessed (Please √ as appropriate) a b c (3. well-known case studies of emerging technologies will be discussed. It is concerned with the managerial issues related to enterprises as a result of the application of IT.1)* d e Continuous assessment 100% GROUP 40 Major group project on 5+10+15 √ √ √ √ √ any topic (Synopsis+ report+ presentation) Role play / case 10 √ √ √ √ √ discussion INDIVIDUAL 60 √ Individual evaluation 10 √* √ (case analysis/ quiz) To be decided class assignment/ quiz/ 10 √ √ √ √ √ class participation End term 40 √ √ √ √ √ Total 100% *This component of assessment will be used for AACSB AoL (Learning objective -3. It would be helpful. Course Requirements: The course is not a technology course per se. to come out with a new technology and business application update in every session. and these will be evaluated. The students would be required to make their group presentations in the sessions assigned. will be followed.1) to be assessed in the course: “Critically analyze situations to suggest innovative future growth opportunities” 3 . if students have also undergone the course “Business & Innovation in a Networked Economy”.1) f √ √ √ √ √ √ *AACSB AOL-Sub Goal (3. Besides. though not essential. an exercise on the part of student teams. “IT Watch”. An initial understanding of MIS as a core subject is essential for understanding this course.

c) Annual Report of the Ministry of Information Technology. of India. Cases Assignments i. Govt. John Wiley & Sons.Group Project The group project will be one of the most important learning tools of the course. try to bring out the business benefits arising out of such implementation and the challenges faced by them during the process. The report should contain a critical analysis by the students of the emerging technology applications and their recommendations regarding the same. Osterle. 2015 Journals         Communication of the Association for Information Systems Information Systems Research (Informs) International Journal of Electronic Commerce Journal of Computer Information Systems Journal of Organizational Computing and Electronic Commerce Journal of the Association of Information Systems MIS Quarterly (Management Information Systems Research Centre. Henning. ii. iii. The group project should study a particular industry/ sector which has piloted application of some emerging technology in the last few months/years. Inc. UK b) Kagermann. Role Play/ Case Discussion (Group): A short PPT/ WORD document has to be submitted. 2014-15 d) NASSCOM Strategic Review. Bob (2009) – “Exploiting IT for Business Benefit”. University of Minnesota) MIS Quarterly Executive: a research journal dedicated to improving practice 4 . Case Analysis (Individual) : An evaluation exam will be conducted Class assignment / participation: Individual level of engagement in class discussions will be evaluated Reading Materials for Cases Study Assignments As stated under session-wise Plan Recommended Text Book Bound reading material to be provided Other Reference Books: (Not an exhaustive list) a) Hughes. (2011) –“IT Driven Business Models: Global Case Studies in Transformation”. Hubert and Jordan. British Computer Society. John M. 2014.

types of clouds. 2011 5 How are these technologies having an impact on business enterprises? What is a Hype Cycle? Gartner Hyper cycle. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Meghraj Project of Government of India.internetworldstats. business case for cloud computing Challenges of cloud computing. Definition of Strategic CEO Forum Group. Platform as a Service (PaaS) Course Outline: Session/Module/Reading Material Sessions 1 & 2: The Changing Landscape of IT.html http://www. Cloud computing Indian and International Examples Readings: Videos on Cloud computing. for small businesses. Rob Livingstone. business implications of cloud computing Sessions 3 & 4 (150 minutes) 30 minutes Why cloud computing? Analogy of cloud computing with electric power as a utility 30 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes 40 minutes Classical cloud computing examples. other forms of cloud computing. Well Known Technological Trends and Their Sources Sessions 1 & 2 (150 minutes) 20 minutes Course Overview 20 minutes The reimagining exercise with students 10 minutes How has IT changed over the decades and is changing at present 30 minutes Business related opportunities and emerging technologies 20 minutes Gartner Hype Cycle 20 minutes Various other sources of technological trends assessment 30 minutes Overview of major emerging technologies and their key business applications Readings: Readings: Gartner hype cycle. http://www2. Gartner Technology Trends: 2015.Relevant Websites    http://www. “Navigating through the Cloud”. types of cloud computing services Relevance of cloud computing for large businesses. Sessions 3-4: Cloud Computing: Software as a Service (SaaS).com http://www.

Sessions 8 & 9 (150 minutes) 30 minutes Overview of Analytics: Evolution from Business Intelligence to Business Analytics 30 minutes What is Big Data. 30 minutes Evolution of Predictive Modeling. Alstom International. MapReduce. Conclusions 6 . collaboration technologies versus crowdsourcing Sessions 7 (75 minutes) 15 minutes Role collaboration technology organizations 15 minutes of 30 minutes Process driven approach to collaboration for Examples of adoption of collaboration technologies : Cognizant 2. Characteristics & Attributes of Big Data.Sessions 5-6: The SMAC Stack including Enterprise Mobility Sessions 5 & 6 (150 minutes) 40 minutes Overview of SMAC 20 minutes Practical Examples of emerging IT Waves and their impact on organizations 30 minutes Enterprise Mobility. 2012 Session 7: Collaboration technologies. Process driven approach to collaboration.0. Machine Learning. examples of big data analytics 30 minutes IT in Big Data Analytics. collaboration tools. Security issues. Hadoop.0. Examples of IBM Watson and other AI Applications 30 minutes Social and Privacy issues. Cognizant White Paper. synergy with IoT. Others 10 minutes Challenges adopting collaboration technologies 5 minutes in Concluding comments/ video Readings: “Making Collaboration Technologies Work for the Enterprise: A Process-oriented Perspective”. Accenture-Social Collaboration White Paper. Analytics and Cloud Technologies are reshaping the enterprise”. 2011 Session 8-9: Big data and Analytics. Cognizant 2. Mobile. Applications of collaboration technology by Alstom International. examples of collaboration technologies in use. Mobile Economy 30 minutes Integration of SMAC Stack: Examples 30 minutes Concept of Social Machines Readings: Readings: “Don’t get SMACed: How Social.

Nov 2014 Sessions 12: Virtual Worlds. Wearable Computing. Product Hierarchies. “How smart connected products are transforming computations”. Changing Business Models. Challenges of IoT 30 minutes What are Smart & Connected Products. (based on student ideas) Sessions 13 & 14 (150 minutes) 30 minutes Overview of some of the well known technologies stated above with their known business and societal applications 30 minutes Overview of some of the well known technologies stated above with their known business and societal applications 30 minutes Overview of some of the well known technologies stated above with their known business and societal applications 30 minutes Overview of some of the well known technologies stated above with their known business and societal applications 30 minutes Overview of some of the well known technologies stated above with their known business and societal applications 7 . etc. Product Clouds. Harvard Business Review. Augmented Reality. practical business applications of virtual worlds Sessions 12 (75 minutes) 15 minutes Overview Virtual Worlds 15 minutes of 30 minutes Classroom exercise in using Second Life Examples of Second Life Applications by Business Enterprises 10 minutes How worlds from media virtual differ social 5 minutes Concluding examples and videos Readings: Raymond Papp. Comparison between social media and virtual worlds. “Internet of Things: How the next evolution of Internet is changing everything”. Competition and Productivity”. Applications in Business and Society. June 2011 Sessions 10-11 Internet of Things. Porter & James E. Second Life. McKinsey Global Institute. 3D printing. 2011. Smart & Connected Products. April. emerging changes Readings: CISCO: International Business Solutions Group. Smart Grid. M2M and M2H2M communications through IoT. Bitcoin and other forms of virtual currencies. Sessions 10 & 11 (150 minutes) 30 minutes Evolution from RFID to IoT. Journal of Technology Research. Happlemann. Smart Utilities. Product as a Service 30 minutes Examples of smart & connected cars 30 minutes Changing business models with IoT and smart & connected products.Readings: “Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation. Smart Cities. 30 minutes Technology Stack for Smart & Connected Products. Hologram technology. Year not mentioned Sessions 13 . Michael E. Connected Cars. Google Glasses. “Virtual Worlds and social networking: reaching the millennials”.14: Other emergent technologies such as Gamification.

Green Data Centres. First Edition. E-waste management Readings: “Harnessing Green IT: Principles and Practices”. 75 minutes Role of mobile technology in governance: experience sharing Readings: To be provided by the guest lecturer. practical examples of environmental impact of IT 60 minutes Product wise IT Life Cycle from Cradle to Grave and considerations of energy efficiency and environment : Presentations by different groups 40 minutes Green IT and Cloud Computing. incorporating mobility into your product ideas. 2012 Sessions 19 .20: Project Presentations by the Student Groups 8 . Edited by San Murugesan and G R Gangadharan. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Blade Servers.. Experience Sharing Sessions 15 & 16 (150 minutes) 40 minutes Overview of Mobile as an eco-system 35 minutes Mobility Ideas for promotion of your products & services. Sessions 17 . Mobility Ideas for promotion of your products & services. Thin & Thick Clients 35 minutes Energy efficiency in use of IT Products. Role of Mobile Technologies in Governance.Readings: To be provided on a case-to-case basis Sessions 15-16: Guest Lecture: Mobile as a complete ecosystem.18: Green IT. Green Data Centres and Energy Efficiency Sessions 17 & 18 (150 minutes) 15 minutes Overview of Green IT. incorporating mobility into your product ideas.