Course: IS/IT Trends

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Course title IS/IT Trends
Course code KMI/TISIT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Milota Josef, RNDr.
Course content
Thematic units: 1. Architecture of IT systems, an overview of the hardware and software 2. Hardware, trends in hardware 3. Computer networks? Internet, basic network topology, mobile networks - Trends 4. Markets and business models on the Internet infrastructure, trends 5. Risks and internet security, risks of the virtual world 6. Data, Digital footprint, privacy, trendy 7. Regulation in the area of information systems, data, information 8. The information in information systems, the copyright in the age of digital technology 9. Cloud computing, the impact on business systems 10. Trends in IT in the public sector, 11. Information sources - PageRank, SEO, semantic web. 12. ICT in the business sector, the types of costs (capex, opex), purpose (processes, information, products), utilization of IT in organizations

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 21 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 33 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to teach students how to collect, understand and analyze information related to the information technology market. Emphasis is placed both on the latest trends (social networks, web applications, cloud), and on the other factors (low effectiveness of IT in the Czech Republic, the future ERP). Students should be able to analyze problems related to IT market, critically evaluate new technological trends and assess IT economic terms.
Students should be able to analyze problems related to IT market, critically evaluate new technological trends and assess IT economic terms.
Basic knowledge of: business information systems, design of information systems.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Completion of the project, participating in discussions.
Recommended literature
  • BROCKMAN, J. Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?: The Net's Impact on Our Minds and Future. Boston: Harper Perennial,, 2011.
  • BURROWS, M. Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. Washington: US National Intelligence Council, 2012.
  • VERMESAN, O. a P. FRIESS. Internet of Things - Global Technological and Societal Trends From Smart Environments and Spaces to Green ICT. London: River Publishers, 2011.

Study plans that include the course
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