Managing Information Networks
This course introduces the technical as well as managerial aspects of distributed information systems. The emphasis is on synthesizing the underlying technologies (networks, databases and applications) with management approaches (planning, staffing and organizing). Topics include: opportunities and challenges of distributed information systems, review of network technologies (LANs, WANs, MANs, high speed networks), network architectures, client/server computing, distributed databases, distributed applications, open systems standards and the management of distributed information systems. Case studies are introduced to illustrate different challenges and approaches to solutions.