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Learning Goals


This class will explain the use of computer technology for business purposes. Students will learn how IT and the organizational perspective on enterprises mutually influence each other, and how this can be exploited for more efficient business operations. Also, the foundations of computer hardware, software engineering, and typical business applications will be introduced. Eventually, students will learn to use computer technology effectively and efficiently for business purposes. They will understand the transformation of the business world currently in progress and be well prepared for a career in today's dynamic and global economy.

General Information


Lecture 

Wednesdays, 10:15 - 12:00, HS 11 

Exam

January 30, 2008, 10:00 - 12:00, HS 11

Course Web Page: 

http://www.heppnetz.de/teaching/bis/

Textbooks


  1. Wigand/Mertens/Bodendorf/König/Picot/Schumann: Introduction to Business Information Systems, Springer, 2003
  2. Hansen/Neumann: Wirtschaftsinformatik 1. Grundlagen und Anwendungen, 9. Auflage, Lucius & Lucius/UTB
  3. Hansen/Neumann: Wirtschaftsinformatik 2. Informationstechnik, 9. Auflage, Lucius & Lucius/UTB

Schedule and Materials


WI1 = Hansen/Neumann: Wirtschaftsinformatik 1; WI2 = Hansen/Neumann: Wirtschaftsinformatik 2; IBIS = Wigand et al: Introduction to Business Information Systems.

Important Note: 

No classes on Nov 21 and December 5 and December 12! Instead, all future lectures will be 15 minutes longer, i.e. from 10:15 - 12:00. Also, the unit on January 23, 2008 will be from 8:00 - 12:00 a.m. (4 hours)

Unit 1: Introduction (Oct 3)

Slides as PDF: 6 slides per page or 2 slides per page
Reading assignment: WI1, pp. 3-20, 101-150; IBIS, pp. 1-10

Additional reading: Leonard E. Read: “I, Pencil. My Family Tree as told to Leonard E. Read”, Dec. 1958
Web version: http://www.econlib.org/library/Essays/rdPncl1.html,
PDF version: http://www.fee.org/pdf/books/I,%20Pencil%202006.pdf

Unit 2: Economics for CS Students (Oct 10)

Slides as PDF: 6 slides per page or 2 slides per page
Reading assignment: 
Robert Schenk: Cyber Economics

Unit 3: Business Management for CS Students (Oct 17)

Slides as PDF: 6 slides per page or 2 slides per page
Reading assignment:
Wikipedia: Accountancy, Operations Management, Marketing;
Wharton Finance Knowledge Project

Unit 4: Input and Output Devices / RFID (Oct 24)

Slides as PDF: 6 slides per page or 2 slides per page
Reading assignment: WI2, pp. 213-300

Unit 5: Business Processes and Software (Oct 31)

Slides as PDF: 6 slides per page or 2 slides per page
Reading assignment: WI2, pp. 301-385; IBIS, pp. 20-31

Unit 6: Content Integration and E-Procurement (Nov 7)

Slides as PDF: 6 slides per page or 2 slides per page
Reading assignment: to be added

Unit 7: Catalog Data Case Study (Nov 14)

Reading assignment:
  1. BMEcat 2005 specification, available at http://www.bmecat.org
  2. Case Study "Product data exchange for a supplier of  outdoor gear" (in German)
No class on November 21!

Unit 8: Office and Enterprise Applications (Nov 28)

Slides as PDF: 6 slides per page or 2 slides per page
Reading assignment: WI1, pp. 323-523; WI1, pp. 525-605; IBIS, pp. 93-168

No class on December 5 and on December 12!

Unit 9: Supply Chain Applications and E-Business (Jan 9)

Slides as PDF: 6 slides per page or 2 slides per page
Reading assignment: WI1, pp. 607-770; IBIS pp 161-167; Thome/Schinzer/Hepp: Electronic Commerce und Electronic Business. Mehrwert durch Integration und Automation, 3rd edition, Vahlen, Munich 2005, Chapter 1.

Unit 10: Semantic Business Process Management (Jan 16)

Slides as PDF: 6 slides per page or 2 slides per page
Reading assignment: to be added

Unit 11: Exam Review (Jan 23), 8:00 - 12:00 (4 hours)

Relevant are all materials from units 1 - 10.

Unit 12: Exam (Jan 30)