Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours, comprising of nine 4-hour sessions |
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Simon Milton
This subject provides students with an understanding of the current issues in the management of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure and ICT service provision. Topics covered include the commoditisation of ICT, standardisation, need for interoperability, development of service-oriented architectures, adoption of enterprise-wide architectures and networked services (cloud computing). The alignment of ICT infrastructure management and ICT service provision with organisational business and strategic goals is a key theme of the subject. Students are expected to become familiar with current ICT governance frameworks and their implications for effective ICT infrastructure management.
Topics covered in the subject include: current trends in IT infrastructure usage and administration, commoditisation and convergence of information technologies, impact of mobile IT and cloud computing, role of standards, need for interoperability – semantic, technological and organisational, interoperability frameworks, IT acquisition, service orientation, ICT governance frameworks, ICT management domains, development of IT enterprise architectures, and career paths for IT infrastructure managers.
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO's)
On completion of this subject the student is expected to:
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There are no prescribed texts for this subject. A book of readings will be provided.
Linthicum, DS (2010) Cloud computing and SOA convergence in your enterprise : a step-by-step guide, Pearson Education, Boston MA.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
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Learning and Teaching Methods
The subject is delivered in 4 hour classes, with a range of lectures, tutorial and workshop style teaching, as a whole class, individually and in small groups. Outside class students are expected to read supporting material and cases.
Indicative Key Learning Resources
A range of reading material, including articles and case studies will be cited and made available electronically during the course.
This subject is relevant to careers as IT managers, IT analysts, IT consultants and financial managers with an IT portfolio. The two report-based components of the assessment require the students to analyse business case studies from industry. Industry-based case studies are used throughout the subject.
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