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Бакалавриат 2020/2021

Цифровая инфраструктура для бизнеса

Направление: 38.03.05. Бизнес-информатика
Когда читается: 2-й курс, 2 модуль
Формат изучения: без онлайн-курса
Преподаватели: Георгиев Михаил Миленов
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The subject of internet if fostering innovations in business gives a base concept of analysis and understanding of networks and their architecture. The focus mostly will be done on theoretical instruments which influence on business, government and social life. Concepts of networks are explained deeply as well as their unit-economy, services they include and access to communication capacities. Students must have their critical minds to topics provided and evaluate opportunities and risks of these models as seen by various groups of people. The course considers the issues and challenges faced by decision makers in government, businesses and infrastructure provider organisations as innovation players.. This includes issues of national and international standards, laws and regulation. The course also addresses these issues as they relate to individual users of digital services. This course explains and gives understanding on the internet as our most general and fundamental innovation in fostering world for communication.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course introduces the concepts of base innovation concepts of infrastructures and their core technologies. It considers how internet innovations are established and evolve, their design and economics, and how they support innovation and business change. As well this course explains the opportunities and risks, including regulatory issues.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Explain how digital infrastructures are established and evolve, their design and economics, and how they support innovation and business change
  • Analyse three contemporary examples of digital infrastructures in use: cloud computing, mobile devices and social media, using relevant examples
  • Obtain a robust understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of current developments in digital infrastructures and to apply this to other contemporary examples including concepts of platforms, business model innovation and the Internet
  • Assess relevant issues of public policy, laws and regulations in regional, national and international settings
  • Understand how and why some digital infrastructures become globally pervasive
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction to Economic and institutional perspectives on digital infrastructures
  • The Transaction Cost perspective, Digital goods’ characteristics
  • The world wide web and web engineering, World wide web architecture and protocols, Web 1.0 to Web 2.0, Innovation in digital infrastructures
  • Types of cloud computing, Challenges and risks, Mobile technologies, Changing communication patterns and behavior
  • The relevance of social media for society and organisations, SMM, Risks and challenges of social media
  • Cloud computing, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, App services
  • Governance and regulation of digital infrastructures
    Governance layers, Self-regulation and industry regulation, Digital business platforms
  • Linking digital business platforms to digital infrastructures building blocks of business models in digital
  • Conceptualizing smart cities
    Types of smart city projects dependent on digital infrastructures, Internet of Things (IoT)
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Home assignments
  • non-blocking In-class activity
  • blocking Exam
  • blocking Final Exam
    Midterm exams with asynchronous proctoring: Examination format: The exam is taken written as an essay with asynchronous proctoring. Asynchronous proctoring means that all the student's actions during the exam will be “watched” by the computer. The exam process is recorded and analyzed by artificial intelligence and a human (proctor). Please be careful and follow the instructions clearly! The platform: The exam is conducted on the StartExam platform. StartExam is an online platform for conducting test tasks of various levels of complexity. The link to pass the exam task will be available to the student in the RUZ. The computers must meet the following technical requirements 1. Desktop computer or laptop only (mobile devices are not supported); 2. Operating systems: Windows( v. 7, 8, 8.1, 10), Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 and higher; 3. Google Chrome of the latest (by the day of the control) update (to download use the link: https://www.google.com/chrome/, to update follow chrome://help/ with browser version and the update button if available) or Yandex Browser of the latest update. 4. Network port data allowed: 80 TCP, 443 TCP, 3478 TCP/UDP (check it with your provider / select control panel – system and security – Miscrosoft Deneder Firewall – additional options. Make sure that your inbound and outbound connection is not limited). 5. Adjusted and turned on web-camera (including a laptop integrated one) 6. Adjusted and turned on microphone (including a laptop integrated one); 7. High-speed stable Internet access 5 Mbit/s and higher; it is not recommended to use mobile Internet access since technical failure and cutting off are highly likely to occur during proctoring control. 8. Your desktop computer or laptop must successfully complete verification which is available only after authorization. All students are expected to do their best to ensure their computers (laptops) meet all the requirements described above. A student is supposed to follow the requirements below (With proctoring): Prepare identification documents (а passport on a page with name and photo) for identification before the beginning of the examination task; Check your microphone, speakers or headphones, webcam, Internet connection (we recommend connecting your computer to the network with a cable, if possible); Prepare the necessary writing equipment, such as pens, pencils, pieces of paper, and others. Disable applications on the computer's task other than the browser that will be used to log in to the StartExam program, except: MS Office. If one of the necessary requirements for participation in the exam cannot be met, a student is obliged to inform a program manager 7 days before the exam date to decide on the student's participation in the exams. Important rules: All rules are available in exam regulations using asynchronous proctoring technology in the framework of intermediate certification. Additional rules: Subject marks formula 0,6(Exam)-Blocking+0,2H/w+0,2SeminarEssays. Maximum possible cheating from internet resources can be 15% per work (including 3 questions. Exam format: 180 min, 6 questions, choose 3 out of 6. Words per essay 500-700 Connection failures: A short-term connection failure during the exam is considered to be the loss of a student's network connection with the StartExam platform for no longer than 5 minutes per exam. A long-term connection failure during the exam is considered to be the loss of a student's network connection with the StartExam platform for longer than 5 minutes per exam and will be the basis for the decision to terminate the exam. In case of long-term connection failure in the StartExam platform during the examination task, the student must record the fact of connection failure (screenshot, a response from the Internet provider). Then contact the program manager with an explanatory note about the incident
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.6 * Final Exam + 0.2 * Home assignments + 0.2 * In-class activity
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Laudon, K. C., & Laudon, J. P. (2018). Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm, Global Edition (Vol. Fifteenth edition). NY NY: Pearson. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1594480
  • Zittrain, J. (2008). The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It. New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=278457

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Ben-Gad, S. (2016). Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy and How To Make Them Work for You. Library Journal, 141(5), 120. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=asn&AN=113815587
  • Brian W. Kernighan. (2017). Understanding the Digital World : What You Need to Know About Computers, the Internet, Privacy, and Security. Princeton University Press.
  • Constantinides, P. (2012). Perspectives and Implications for the Development of Information Infrastructures. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=450407
  • Johnny Ryan. (2010). A History of the Internet and the Digital Future. Reaktion Books.
  • Kitchin, R. V. (DE-588)138310998, (DE-627)601112636, (DE-576)307125157, aut. (2014). The data revolution big data, open data, data infrastructures & their consequences Rob Kitchin.