UAE University
Department of Electrical Engineering



Course Name & Number:
IT Applications in Business(ELEC251)
Instructor:
Dr. Eesa Mohammed Abdulrazzaq Bastaki
Office:
EE Dept/ Jimi Campus, Tel- 7051582,
Email- eesa@uaeu.ac.ae,
Homepage:http://faculty.uaeu.ac.ae/~eesa/
Textbook:

Grading:
1. Quizzes10%
2. Homeworks, Short Papers and Term Project25%
3. Midterm Exam25%
4. Final Exam40%
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Total100%

Objective:
To introduce to the students the concept of Information Technology, benefits of computer systems, the understanding of the Internet, knowledge of computer components, office and data applications, business applications and shared IT applications.



Prerequisites:No prerequisites

Course Outline:
  1. Introduction
    1. Principles of Information Technology
    2. Information Technology Practices
    3. Information Technology Opportunities
  2. A Tour of a Computer System
    1. Computing, Storing and Communicating
    2. The Reason of Using Information Technology
    3. An Introduction to Systems
    4. Information Technology in Practice
  3. The Concept of Internet and World Wide Web (WWW)
    1. The Origin of the Internet
    2. Capabilities of the Internet
    3. Browsing the World Wide Web
  4. The Central Processor Unit and Memory
    1. The CPU
    2. Memory
    3. Inside the System Unit
    4. The Processing Sequence
    5. Processor Speed
  5. Secondary Storage and Input/Output Devices
    1. Secondary Storage
    2. Input Devices
    3. Output and Information
  6. Single User Systems
    1. Electronic Spreadsheets
    2. Database Applications for Personal Productivity
    3. Multimedia Presentations
    4. Developing Single-User Systems
  7. Multiuser Systems
    1. Multiuser and Network Computing
    2. Shared and Distributed Data
    3. Developing Shared IT Applications
    4. Business Information Systems and Information Technology in Industry
  8. IT Issues and Opportunities
    1. Privacy
    2. Ethics
    3. Reliability
    4. Software Piracy
    5. Computer Crime and System Intrusion
  9. The Information Age
    1. The Convergence of the Three Information Technologies
    2. Toward an Information Superhighway


References:
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IT Applications in Business

Course Schedule, Academic Year 2001/2002

Week
No
Dates Coverage of
Course Contents
Problem Sessions,
Labs, Homeworks,
and Exams
1 Sept. 1 - 5 Introduction to IT An Example
2 Sept. 8 - 12 A Tour of a
Computer System
Problem Session
Assignment #1
3 Sept. 15 - 19 A Tour of the Internet
and the World
Web
Problem Session
Assignment #2
4 Sept. 22 - 26 The Central Processor
and Memory
Problem Session
Assignment #3
5 Sept. 29 - Oct. 3 Secondary Storage and
I/O Devices
Problem Session
Assignment #4
6 Oct. 6 - 10 Electronic Spreadsheets Exam #1
7 Oct. 13 - 17 Database Applications Problem Session
Assignment #5
8 Oct. 20 - 24 Multimedia Presentations Assignment #6
9 Oct. 27 - 31 Developing Single-User
Systems
Midterm Exam
Female Students 29/10/2001
Male Students 28/10/2001
10 Nov. 3 - 7 Multiuser and
Network Computing
General Assignment
11 Nov. 10 - 14 Shared and
Distributed Data
Assignment #7
12 Nov. 17 - 21(6th Ramadhan) Developing Shared
IT Applications
General Assignment
13 Nov. 24 - 28 Business Information
Systems
Exam #2
14 Dec. 1 - 5 Issues in Information
Technology
General Assignment
15 Dec. 8 - 12 The Information Age Assignment #8
16 Dec. 22 - 26 Review Presentation of Projects
Final
Female Students 24/12/2001 1630-1830
Male Students 29/12/2001 0800-0950

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