IS 385 Management of Business Networks

3 credits

Examines the components of the business network, emphasizing the strategic selection and configuration of components to solve specific problems for the organization. This course introduces the student to the technologies that have been collectively called client server computing in the local area network: file servers, application servers, database servers, transaction processing, and groupware. The use of wide-area network services and the Internet to interconnect global business units are reviewed. Students will learn the essential concepts of each technology and the interrelationships between the technologies to achieve an understanding of the business network environment.

Prerequisite(s): IS 231 or permission of the Interim Department Chair, Business Information Systems and Computer Information Systems.