Course description

This course examines current issues, themes, and research related to the strategic use of information systems in organizations. It focuses on the use of information and information technology for competitive advantage in businesses, organizations, and nonprofits. It explores the impact of an innovative environment on the design and implementation of strategic systems and explores the concept of strategic alignment between the business and information technology. It examines in detail the use of portfolio management in selecting information technology projects that provide real strategic value to the company. It explores the issue of deriving real value out of information technology investments and discusses the development of meaningful benchmarks. Also included are in-depth discussions regarding the impact of IT security and government regulations on the organization.


  • Adjunct Lecturer, School of Professional Studies, Northwestern University, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Illinois Technology Foundation
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