Characteristics of contemporary business data communication components, their configurations, and their impact on management information systems design. Topics include designing, managing, securing, and implementing business data communication networks, and their integration into management information systems. Exercises and assignments use various data communication facilities.
Students will be exposed to both the technological and managerial aspects of data communication systems. The instructor will rely on the textbook for the technical concepts. Managerial aspects as well as material on emerging technologies and services will be explored though outside reading, case studies etc.