Information Systems: Fall 2014


Guy J. Cortesi


University at Albany


Fall 2014


This course provides a detailed survey of information systems. It will present conceptual, theoretical, historical, social, economic, and ethical issues surrounding the development, deployment and management of dominant information systems technologies. Topics covered include: information systems architectures, database management systems, transaction processing, eCommerce, telecommunications, software and hardware standards, Web-based systems, data warehousing, data mining, agent-based systems, and social impacts of information systems.

Required Textbook:

Friedman, T. 2007. The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century: Further Updated and Expanded.
Stair, R. M. & Baldauf, K. J. 2011. Succeeding with Technology: Succeeding with Technology, 4th ed.

Link to Syllabus:

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