: EnglishShort Description
: Information is organized data that can influence one's decisions, choices, and behaviors. Organizations need to have effective information technology systems and successful information management, so that managers have the knowledge they need to make good business decisions. This can help a company achieve the first-mover advantage that lets them be the first in an industry to use new information technology to substantially lower costs or to differentiate a product or service from that of competitors. This can lead to a sustainable competitive advantage. Business managers are exposed to reams of information every day, some useful and some not, which in turn impacts the actions they take, the behaviors they exhibit, and the decisions they make. This course discusses how information has changed in recent decades, how it helps companies gain a competitive advantage, and why effective information management is necessary.Instructor Description
: This class is an independent-study course. Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material. A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.
Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
1 GB RAM minimum recommended
Windows XP, Vista or 7
Mac OS X 10 or higher
MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple''s website)
Google Chrome is the best browser for this course
Cookies MUST be enabled
Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
Kindle Reader App is needed for many courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
Adobe PDF Reader
Adobe Flash Player (Required for many courses.)
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don''t have PowerPoint)