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MMIS 562 : Advanced Topics in Distributed Systems

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Advanced Topics in Distributed Systems
The explosive growth in mobile, grid, and cloud computing requires that organizations respond to these changes or lose their market share. Customers expect that just as changing geographic location is no longer a limitation to their communication, it should also not limit the conduct of business. Similarly, customers do not consider the technical limitations of the devices they use; they just expect the magic to work. Organizations that respond to these technological advances can experience explosive growth, or an organization can remain rooted in the past and wither. For example, mobility poses special problems to the Internet, which was based upon fixed geographic locations for all nodes. Now cloud storage and ubiquitous computing are expected staples of a company's electronic presence. Making effective use of these technologies often entails enterprise-wide changes to the information system. This course provides a management perspective for evaluating current versus future IT resources when faced with technological shifts more closely resembling science fiction than the stately world of business. Prerequisites: MMIS 501 and MMIS 502, or approval of the Program Chair

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Steve Chadwick - 2/24/2015
Lela Halawi - 2/24/2015
Aaron Glassman - 2/24/2015
Bobby McMasters
1-5 Master of Science in Management Information Systems 1. Understand the role of information and knowledge in organizations, and how to apply information management and knowledge management principles and techniques to support the accomplishment of organizational goals and objectives.
2. Use the principles of quality management to implement continuous business process improvements that achieve information systems’ reliability and robustness in sustainable ways.
3. Understand and apply systems engineering principles to the requirements analysis, design, development, implementation and operational support of organizational information and knowledge management systems.
4. Integrate various ethical, legal, technological and professional perspectives, both local and global, throughout the various MIS decision making and managerial and leadership processes.
5. Lead and manage the various aspects of information and knowledge management, stewardship and governance within a variety of organizational and mission contexts.
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