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In this course we will look at how organizations can leverage IT to be better and more profitable. Prior knowledge of programming, databases, networks, etc. should be applied for a greater understanding of IT in a holistic context. The textbook is from Europe and uses examples from major international companies. In the lecture we will also look at the Norwegian conditions, and especially look at cases of smaller businesses and organizations. Cases from local businesses will be among the materials discussed.

In addition, to the book, a number of articles are part of the required reading materials for this course. These articles are related to the (6) required exercises. The students will address the questions in the exercises. Students may work in pairs or alone.

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Required Exercises and Required Readings


Lecture schedule and with notes & Required literature

We will have some lectures that are extra long 3 hours instead of 2hours. These are to make up for no-meeting days.

Please look at the lecture schedule below, so you know when to come to lecture. (This document was last updated 11.3.14.)

Notes will be added as the course proceeds. All notes on this webpage are relevant materials for the exam. The course book is relevant for the exam.

  1. Jan 14.2014: 9:15-11:00 - Introduction. Ch. 1. Information Systems and Organisations
  2. Jan 16.2014: 12:15-14:00 - The world is flat & discuss "It doesn't matter"
  3. Jan 21.2014: 9:15-12:00 (Extra Long (EL1)) - Ch. 2. Emerging technologies for information systems
  4. Jan 23.2014: No-Lecture-Meeting (NL1)
  5. Jan 28.2014: 9:15-12:00 (Extra Long (EL2)) - Ch 3. Social context of information systems & Co-creation design concept
  6. Jan 30.2014: No-Lecture-Meeting (NL2)
  7. Feb 04.2014: No-Lecture-Meeting (NL3)
  8. Feb 06.2014: No-Lecture-Meeting (NL4)
  9. Feb 11.2014: 9:15-12:00 (Extra Long (EL3)) - Ch 4. Using IS to reinvent strategy & E-business modesl and value statements
  10. Feb 13.2014: 12:15-14:00 - Ch 5. Using IS to rethink business processes
  11. Feb 18.2014: 9:15-12:00 (Extra Long (EL4)) - E-government & Norwegian approach
  12. Feb 20.2014: 12:15-14:00 - Web services, cloud-computing & technology infrastructure
  13. Feb 25.2014: 9:15-11:00 - Ch. 6 Cultures, structures and politics
  14. Feb 27.2014: 12:15-14:00 - Ch. 7 Organising and Positioning IS Activities
  15. Mar 04.2014: 9:15-12:00 (Extra Long (EL5)) - Quality Management and Lean Concepts
  16. Mar 06.2014: 12:15-14:00 - Ch. 8 People and Information Systems
  17. Mar 11.2014: 9:15-12:00 (Extra Long (EL6))- Catch-up Lecture period (and/or notes on Security) & work on Required Exercises
  18. Mar 13.2014: 12:15-14:00 - Management Issues Note: this lecture re-scheduled here.
  19. Mar 18.2014: 9:15-11:00 Cash-free society Note: this lecture re-scheduled here.
  20. Mar 20.2014: 12:15-14:00 - Ch. 9 Managing implementation
  21. Mar 25.2014: 9:15-11:00 - Requirements Engineering
  22. Mar 27.2014: 12:15-14:00 - Ch. 10 Costs and Benefits of IS
  23. Apr 01.2014: No-Lecture (NL5). You may work on your required exercises. No lecture meeting on this day.)
  24. Apr 03.2014: 12:15-14:00 - The Long Tail
  25. Apr 08.2014: Supporting Knoweledge Work
  26. Apr 10.2014: - Disruptive Technologies
  27. Apr 11-21st 2014: Easter Pause, No-Lectures
  28. Apr 22.2014:
  29. Apr 24.2014: 12:15-14:00 - present final project in lecture
  30. Apr 29.2014: 09:15-12:00 - Review Lecture

Earlier Exams & Materials


Lecture materials and exercises are included in the required materials. All of these can be included on the final exam.

Judith Molka-Danielsen