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Understanding Information and Technology Today

Understanding Information and Technology Today

10 hours
English
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FuturelearnCourses from Futurelearn
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Intermediate

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When we talk about technology and IS (information systems) we tend to focus on computers. On this course, you will examine the ‘big picture’ of technology, and gain a better understanding of what computers can do for us and when we should switch off our technological devices.

Syllabus

Technology expectations: technology in terms of accepted concepts.
Technology reality: what technology really looks like today.
The strange concept of innovation.
Information Systems: databases and portals.
What IS/ICT does
Tools for modelling: exploring two large groups of modelling approaches, the hard and the soft methods.
IS/ICT design and implementation.
IS/ICT history: the history of making and using IS/ICT.
IS/ICT strategy within organisations.
Cloud computing: types of cloud computing and what the future holds in store.
Intelligent machines: Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Smart machines.

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