15.578 Global Information Systems: Strategic, Technical, and Organizational Perspectives


Class Info

Explores critical issues of communications and connectivity of global and internet-based information systems from strategic, technical, and organizational perspectives. Strategic connectivity: globalization and integration of information, competitive forces, interlinked value chains. Physical connectivity: protocols and technologies of local-area and wide-area, and internet communications networks. Logical connectivity: distributed databases, data extraction from web sites, semantic web, semantic reconciliation among heterogeneous sources. Organizational connectivity: loosely coupled organizations, development of standards, motivating strategic alliances.

This class has no prerequisites.

15.578 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by S. E. Madnick.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Integrating eSystems & Global Information Systems site.

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