10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: An intelligent organisation knows how to use data and information, effectively and efficiently, to achieve organisational goals. Where once technology was the key driver of organisational processes and innovation, today we have entered into the second machine-age where technology is simply a basic requirement for operations, deployed like a good personal assistant. The challenge today is in effectively managing the giant pools and streams of data, information, and intellectual assets that are essential for operational effectiveness and the key drivers of innovation. From enabling a digital workplace, to managing, using and securing its intellectual assets, the intelligent organisation is also cognisant of evolving digital transformations and scans cautiously and tactically for disruptive technologies (e.g., social, mobile, analytics, cloud) while adopting an effective digital strategy. Using case studies, pseudo simulation and discussion, this module will examine and ponder the breadth of digital issues facing todays organisation.

Staff Contact: TOMS ELAINE
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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