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15.571 Generating Business Value from Information Technology (MIT) 15.571 Generating Business Value from Information Technology (MIT)

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This course covers what every senior manager needs to know about using IT to enable strategy and get more value from IT. In this course we take the strategic perspective of the general manager and study how leading firms get more value from their IT investments. The course focuses on the strategic impact and business value that can be achieved rather than the details of the technology. Issues around governance will pervade the course. An IT background is not required and this is not a 'technical' course. This course covers what every senior manager needs to know about using IT to enable strategy and get more value from IT. In this course we take the strategic perspective of the general manager and study how leading firms get more value from their IT investments. The course focuses on the strategic impact and business value that can be achieved rather than the details of the technology. Issues around governance will pervade the course. An IT background is not required and this is not a 'technical' course.

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IT governance | IT governance | information technology portfolio | information technology portfolio | information technology investment | information technology investment | information technology planning | information technology planning | IT architecture | IT architecture | outsourcing | outsourcing | CIO | CIO | business strategy | business strategy | IT infrastructure | IT infrastructure | enterprise architecture | enterprise architecture | ebusiness models | ebusiness models | information technology | information technology

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15.571 Generating Business Value from Information Technology (MIT) 15.571 Generating Business Value from Information Technology (MIT)

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This course provides concepts and frameworks for understanding the potential impact of information technology (IT) on business strategy and performance. We will examine how some firms make IT a strategic asset while other firms struggle to realize value from IT investments. The course focuses on the implications of increased digitization for defining business strategies and operating models, and explores the roles of both general managers and IT executives in using IT to achieve operational excellence and business agility. Topics include business operating models, IT investment and prioritization, business strategy and IT alignment, the design and governance of digitized processes, and the role of the IT unit. Draws heavily on research and case studies from MIT Sloan Center for Information This course provides concepts and frameworks for understanding the potential impact of information technology (IT) on business strategy and performance. We will examine how some firms make IT a strategic asset while other firms struggle to realize value from IT investments. The course focuses on the implications of increased digitization for defining business strategies and operating models, and explores the roles of both general managers and IT executives in using IT to achieve operational excellence and business agility. Topics include business operating models, IT investment and prioritization, business strategy and IT alignment, the design and governance of digitized processes, and the role of the IT unit. Draws heavily on research and case studies from MIT Sloan Center for Information

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IT governance | IT governance | information technology portfolio | information technology portfolio | information technology investment | information technology investment | information technology planning | information technology planning | IT architecture | IT architecture | outsourcing | outsourcing | CIO | CIO | business strategy | business strategy | IT infrastructure | IT infrastructure | enterprise architecture | enterprise architecture | ebusiness models | ebusiness models | information technology | information technology

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1.963 Globalization of the Engineering and Construction Industry (MIT) 1.963 Globalization of the Engineering and Construction Industry (MIT)

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This course explores the challenges and risks faced by senior managers of construction, engineering and architecture companies in entering global markets in general, and sponsoring concessions in particular. The course includes a discussion of innovative approaches to nation building, partnering, finance, utilization of specialized delivery systems, privatization, outsourcing and concessions; opportunities created by advanced information technology; and appropriate strategies for entering attractive and rapidly expanding international fields and markets. This course explores the challenges and risks faced by senior managers of construction, engineering and architecture companies in entering global markets in general, and sponsoring concessions in particular. The course includes a discussion of innovative approaches to nation building, partnering, finance, utilization of specialized delivery systems, privatization, outsourcing and concessions; opportunities created by advanced information technology; and appropriate strategies for entering attractive and rapidly expanding international fields and markets.

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management | construction | engineering | architecture | global markets | concessions | partnering | finance | privatization | outsourcing | information technology | international | globalization | greatest construction projects | Mexican road privatization | management | construction | engineering | architecture | global markets | concessions | partnering | finance | privatization | outsourcing | information technology | international | globalization | greatest construction projects | Mexican road privatization | management | management | construction | construction | engineering | engineering | architecture | architecture | global markets | global markets | concessions | concessions | partnering | partnering | finance | finance | privatization | privatization | outsourcing | outsourcing | information technology | information technology | international | international | globalization | globalization | greatest construction projects | greatest construction projects | Mexican road privatization | Mexican road privatization

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1.124J Foundations of Software Engineering (MIT) 1.124J Foundations of Software Engineering (MIT)

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This is a foundation subject in modern software development techniques for engineering and information technology. The design and development of component-based software (using C# and .NET) is covered; data structures and algorithms for modeling, analysis, and visualization; basic problem-solving techniques; web services; and the management and maintenance of software. Includes a treatment of topics such as sorting and searching algorithms; and numerical simulation techniques. Foundation for in-depth exploration of image processing, computational geometry, finite element methods, network methods and e-business applications. This course is a core requirement for the Information Technology M. Eng. program. This class was also offered in Course 13 (Department of Ocean Engineering) as 13.470J. This is a foundation subject in modern software development techniques for engineering and information technology. The design and development of component-based software (using C# and .NET) is covered; data structures and algorithms for modeling, analysis, and visualization; basic problem-solving techniques; web services; and the management and maintenance of software. Includes a treatment of topics such as sorting and searching algorithms; and numerical simulation techniques. Foundation for in-depth exploration of image processing, computational geometry, finite element methods, network methods and e-business applications. This course is a core requirement for the Information Technology M. Eng. program. This class was also offered in Course 13 (Department of Ocean Engineering) as 13.470J.

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modern software development | modern software development | engineering and information technology | engineering and information technology | component-based software | component-based software | C# | C# | .NET | .NET | data structures | data structures | algorithms for modeling | algorithms for modeling | analysis | analysis | visualization | visualization | basic problem-solving techniques | basic problem-solving techniques | web services | web services | management and maintenance of software | management and maintenance of software | sorting | sorting | searching | searching | algorithms | algorithms | numerical simulation techniques | numerical simulation techniques | image processing | image processing | computational geometry | computational geometry | finite element methods | finite element methods | network methods | network methods | e-business applications | e-business applications | classes | classes | objects | objects | inheritance | inheritance | virtual functions | virtual functions | abstract classes | abstract classes | polymorphism | polymorphism | Java applications | Java applications | applets | applets | Abstract Windowing Toolkit | Abstract Windowing Toolkit | Graphics | Graphics | Threads | Threads | Java | Java | C++ | C++ | information technology | information technology | engineering | engineering | modeling algorithms | modeling algorithms | basic problem-solving | basic problem-solving | software management | software management | software maintenance | software maintenance | searching algorithms | searching algorithms | numerical simulation | numerical simulation | object oriented programming | object oriented programming | 13.470J | 13.470J | 1.124 | 1.124 | 2.159 | 2.159 | 13.470 | 13.470

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15.571 Generating Business Value from Information Technology (MIT)

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This course covers what every senior manager needs to know about using IT to enable strategy and get more value from IT. In this course we take the strategic perspective of the general manager and study how leading firms get more value from their IT investments. The course focuses on the strategic impact and business value that can be achieved rather than the details of the technology. Issues around governance will pervade the course. An IT background is not required and this is not a 'technical' course.

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IT governance | information technology portfolio | information technology investment | information technology planning | IT architecture | outsourcing | CIO | business strategy | IT infrastructure | enterprise architecture | ebusiness models | information technology

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15.571 Generating Business Value from Information Technology (MIT)

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This course provides concepts and frameworks for understanding the potential impact of information technology (IT) on business strategy and performance. We will examine how some firms make IT a strategic asset while other firms struggle to realize value from IT investments. The course focuses on the implications of increased digitization for defining business strategies and operating models, and explores the roles of both general managers and IT executives in using IT to achieve operational excellence and business agility. Topics include business operating models, IT investment and prioritization, business strategy and IT alignment, the design and governance of digitized processes, and the role of the IT unit. Draws heavily on research and case studies from MIT Sloan Center for Information

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IT governance | information technology portfolio | information technology investment | information technology planning | IT architecture | outsourcing | CIO | business strategy | IT infrastructure | enterprise architecture | ebusiness models | information technology

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HST.921 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future (MIT) HST.921 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future (MIT)

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This course will show how information technologies (IT) shape and redefine the health care marketplace. Students will learn how IT enhances medical care through: 1) improved economies of scale, 2) greater technical efficiencies in the delivery of care, 3) advanced tools for patient education and self-care, 4) network-integrated decision support tools for clinicians, and 5) opportunities for e-health delivery over the internet. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to design an innovative solution to a current or future health care problem. Students' proposed solutions will draw upon understanding of tools and principles acquired and will be presented as an application design during the final days of the course. Adjunct Faculty Mirena Bagur Sherri Dorfman Paul Heinzelman Gary H This course will show how information technologies (IT) shape and redefine the health care marketplace. Students will learn how IT enhances medical care through: 1) improved economies of scale, 2) greater technical efficiencies in the delivery of care, 3) advanced tools for patient education and self-care, 4) network-integrated decision support tools for clinicians, and 5) opportunities for e-health delivery over the internet. Students will work in interdisciplinary teams to design an innovative solution to a current or future health care problem. Students' proposed solutions will draw upon understanding of tools and principles acquired and will be presented as an application design during the final days of the course. Adjunct Faculty Mirena Bagur Sherri Dorfman Paul Heinzelman Gary H

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information technology | information technology | health care system | health care system | economy of scale | economy of scale | technical efficiency | technical efficiency | patient education | patient education | self-care | self-care | network integration | network integration | decision support tool | decision support tool | internet | internet | web | web | disease managment | disease managment | health economics | health economics | clinical effectiveness | clinical effectiveness | trials design | trials design | software | software

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4.181 Architectural Design Workshop - Rethinking Office Development (MIT) 4.181 Architectural Design Workshop - Rethinking Office Development (MIT)

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This is an interdisciplinary workshop, not a design workshop in the ordinary sense. It is certainly intended for graduate students in architecture but also for students in the Center for Real Estate (CRE), and for students in other related disciplines, who are interested in getting the most out of the design process but are not themselves necessarily designers. The main qualification for taking part in the Workshop is an interest in, and an urgent desire to do something about, specifying the type, quality, image and performance of the new wave of speculative office buildings that will be needed in the next cycle of economic recovery.The questions the workshop will address are:What has and has not changed over the last three decades in the context of office development in the US?What are th This is an interdisciplinary workshop, not a design workshop in the ordinary sense. It is certainly intended for graduate students in architecture but also for students in the Center for Real Estate (CRE), and for students in other related disciplines, who are interested in getting the most out of the design process but are not themselves necessarily designers. The main qualification for taking part in the Workshop is an interest in, and an urgent desire to do something about, specifying the type, quality, image and performance of the new wave of speculative office buildings that will be needed in the next cycle of economic recovery.The questions the workshop will address are:What has and has not changed over the last three decades in the context of office development in the US?What are th

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office design | office design | office development | office development | workplace culture | workplace culture | european models of working | european models of working | globalization of business | globalization of business | democratization of organizational culture | democratization of organizational culture | energy and environmental crises | energy and environmental crises | facilities management | facilities management | distributed information technology | distributed information technology

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4.181 Architecture Design Workshop: Researching User Demand for Innovative Offices (MIT) 4.181 Architecture Design Workshop: Researching User Demand for Innovative Offices (MIT)

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The theme of this workshop is the design of the changing workplace. The objective of this workshop is to make MIT graduate students fully aware of emerging technological and social trends that are revolutionizing the working environment. We will explore and develop a wide range of practical techniques for measuring the performance of the built environment and will carry out field work in a real context. The end result will be the development of rigorous measurement techniques that allow users to illuminate the relationship between business purpose and the success of workplace design; we will systematically relate design evaluation to the urgent need and unrealized potential for design innovation. The workshop will benefit from exposure to knowledgeable clients and experienced practitioners The theme of this workshop is the design of the changing workplace. The objective of this workshop is to make MIT graduate students fully aware of emerging technological and social trends that are revolutionizing the working environment. We will explore and develop a wide range of practical techniques for measuring the performance of the built environment and will carry out field work in a real context. The end result will be the development of rigorous measurement techniques that allow users to illuminate the relationship between business purpose and the success of workplace design; we will systematically relate design evaluation to the urgent need and unrealized potential for design innovation. The workshop will benefit from exposure to knowledgeable clients and experienced practitioners

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office design | office design | office development | office development | workplace culture | workplace culture | european models of working | european models of working | globalization of business | globalization of business | democratization of organizational culture | democratization of organizational culture | energy and environmental crises | energy and environmental crises | facilities management | facilities management | distributed information technology | distributed information technology

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15.568B Management Information Systems: Generating Business Value from Information Technology (MIT) 15.568B Management Information Systems: Generating Business Value from Information Technology (MIT)

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Information Technology is pervasive in today's firms. For many firms IT is the single largest capital investment, often exceeding 50% of capital expenditure. As a result, in this course we take the strategic perspective of the general manager and study how these leading firms get more value from their IT investments. The course focuses on the business value that can be achieved rather than the details of the technology. Issues around IT governance will pervade the course.An IT background is not required and this is not a "technical" course. This is, however, an integrative course, including issues of business strategy, finance, and the study of organizations and people, which are also covered in other parts of the Sloan MBA program. The creation of business val Information Technology is pervasive in today's firms. For many firms IT is the single largest capital investment, often exceeding 50% of capital expenditure. As a result, in this course we take the strategic perspective of the general manager and study how these leading firms get more value from their IT investments. The course focuses on the business value that can be achieved rather than the details of the technology. Issues around IT governance will pervade the course.An IT background is not required and this is not a "technical" course. This is, however, an integrative course, including issues of business strategy, finance, and the study of organizations and people, which are also covered in other parts of the Sloan MBA program. The creation of business val

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IT | IT | information technology | information technology | ERP | ERP | resource planning | resource planning | e-business | e-business | capital investments | capital investments | business value | business value | business models | business models | chief information officer | chief information officer | CIO | CIO | IT governance | IT governance | networks | networks | IT enabled business models | IT enabled business models | direct to customer | direct to customer | content provider | content provider | value net integrator | value net integrator | internet | internet | information systems | information systems | information resources | information resources | networked organizations | networked organizations

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HST.921 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future (MIT) HST.921 Information Technology in the Health Care System of the Future (MIT)

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The healthcare system in the US has been in the midst of a rapid transition in response to changing trends and patterns of care. The growing emphasis on evidence-based medical practice, continuous quality improvement, clinical and cost-effectiveness, and risk management have led to a sea change in medical practice that has been stressful for clinicians, patients, and administrators. As care becomes more tightly managed, it becomes a challenge for clinicians, administrators, and patients to balance time, money, resources, and clinical outcomes. Can emerging technologies help solve these complex problems? How has the demise of the dot.com industry effected these trends and slowed the proliferation of potential solutions?This innovative, trans-faculty course will teach the student how informa The healthcare system in the US has been in the midst of a rapid transition in response to changing trends and patterns of care. The growing emphasis on evidence-based medical practice, continuous quality improvement, clinical and cost-effectiveness, and risk management have led to a sea change in medical practice that has been stressful for clinicians, patients, and administrators. As care becomes more tightly managed, it becomes a challenge for clinicians, administrators, and patients to balance time, money, resources, and clinical outcomes. Can emerging technologies help solve these complex problems? How has the demise of the dot.com industry effected these trends and slowed the proliferation of potential solutions?This innovative, trans-faculty course will teach the student how informa

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information technology | information technology | health care system | health care system | economy of scale | economy of scale | technical efficiency | technical efficiency | patient education | patient education | self-care | self-care | network integration | network integration | decision support tool | decision support tool | internet | internet | web | web | disease managment | disease managment | health economics | health economics | clinical effectiveness | clinical effectiveness | trials design | trials design | software | software

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1.264J Database, Internet, and Systems Integration Technologies (MIT) 1.264J Database, Internet, and Systems Integration Technologies (MIT)

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database | database | Internet | Internet | systems integration | systems integration | information technology | information technology | systems engineering | systems engineering | software development | software development | data modeling | data modeling | databases | databases | application development | application development | Web access | Web access | Web development | Web development | middleware | middleware | data communications | data communications | 1.264 | 1.264 | ESD.264 | ESD.264

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SP.772 Internet Technology in Local and Global Communities (MIT) SP.772 Internet Technology in Local and Global Communities (MIT)

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The MIT-Africa Internet Technology Initiative (MIT-AITI) is an innovative approach by MIT students to integrate computers and internet technology into the education of students in African schools. The program focuses upon programming principles, cutting-edge internet technology, free open-source systems, and even an entrepreneurship seminar to introduce students in Africa to the power of technology and to equip them with skills that will allow them to be creative, resourceful, and prosperous. The mission statement of the AITI program is based on the idea that information technology carries the potential to empower people around the globe with knowledge. The AITI program is implemented with emphasis on classroom teaching, community-oriented projects, and independent learning.MIT-AITI achiev The MIT-Africa Internet Technology Initiative (MIT-AITI) is an innovative approach by MIT students to integrate computers and internet technology into the education of students in African schools. The program focuses upon programming principles, cutting-edge internet technology, free open-source systems, and even an entrepreneurship seminar to introduce students in Africa to the power of technology and to equip them with skills that will allow them to be creative, resourceful, and prosperous. The mission statement of the AITI program is based on the idea that information technology carries the potential to empower people around the globe with knowledge. The AITI program is implemented with emphasis on classroom teaching, community-oriented projects, and independent learning.MIT-AITI achiev

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information technology | information technology | IT | IT | global communities | global communities | digital divide | digital divide | MIT-Africa Internet Technology Initiative | MIT-Africa Internet Technology Initiative | MIT-AITI | MIT-AITI | African countries | African countries | Ethiopia | Ethiopia | Ghana | Ghana | Kenya | Kenya | IT-related issues | IT-related issues | java | java | java server pages | java server pages | JSP | JSP | programming principles | cutting-edge internet technology | programming principles | cutting-edge internet technology | free open-source systems | free open-source systems | entrepreneurship | entrepreneurship

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1.264J Database, Internet, and Systems Integration Technologies (MIT) 1.264J Database, Internet, and Systems Integration Technologies (MIT)

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This course is an introduction to information technology as applied to systems engineering practice. It covers topics in software development methods, data modeling and databases, application development, Web access and development, middleware, data communications.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Visio® software is recommended for viewing the .vsd files found on this course site. Microsoft® Access software is recommended for viewing the .mdb files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® viewer software can also be used to view the .vsd and .mdb files. Any text editor can be used to view the .xml and .xsl files found on this course site. File decompression software, such as Winzip® or Stuff This course is an introduction to information technology as applied to systems engineering practice. It covers topics in software development methods, data modeling and databases, application development, Web access and development, middleware, data communications.Technical RequirementsMicrosoft® Visio® software is recommended for viewing the .vsd files found on this course site. Microsoft® Access software is recommended for viewing the .mdb files found on this course site. Free Microsoft® viewer software can also be used to view the .vsd and .mdb files. Any text editor can be used to view the .xml and .xsl files found on this course site. File decompression software, such as Winzip® or Stuff

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database | database | Internet | Internet | systems integration | systems integration | information technology | information technology | systems engineering | systems engineering | software development | software development | data modeling | data modeling | databases | databases | application development | application development | Web access | Web access | Web development | Web development | middleware | middleware | data communications | data communications | 1.264 | 1.264 | ESD.264 | ESD.264

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11.128 Information Technology and the Labor Market (MIT) 11.128 Information Technology and the Labor Market (MIT)

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In this course, we will explore how information technology is reshaping the U.S. labor market: the mix of occupations, the skills required to perform an occupation, the way work is organized, labor productivity, wage levels and wage inequality.We begin from the perspective the brain is a wonderful information-processing instrument, but in those cases where a computer and the brain can process information in roughly the same way the computer can often do it at lower cost. This fact leads to a pair of crosscutting market forces:Information technology is opening up many new opportunities through its complementarity with some human skills.In both existing and new jobs, information technology is replacing human labor in certain tasks by substituting for other human skills.We will explore the cu In this course, we will explore how information technology is reshaping the U.S. labor market: the mix of occupations, the skills required to perform an occupation, the way work is organized, labor productivity, wage levels and wage inequality.We begin from the perspective the brain is a wonderful information-processing instrument, but in those cases where a computer and the brain can process information in roughly the same way the computer can often do it at lower cost. This fact leads to a pair of crosscutting market forces:Information technology is opening up many new opportunities through its complementarity with some human skills.In both existing and new jobs, information technology is replacing human labor in certain tasks by substituting for other human skills.We will explore the cu

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information technology | information technology | labor | labor | labor market | labor market | market forces | market forces | computers | computers | information processing | information processing | technological limits | technological limits | technology | technology | interfaces | interfaces | human interaction | human interaction | cognition | cognition | brain | brain | productivity | productivity

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17.918 New Global Agenda: Exploring 21st Century Challenges through Innovations in Information Technologies (MIT) 17.918 New Global Agenda: Exploring 21st Century Challenges through Innovations in Information Technologies (MIT)

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This workshop is designed to introduce students to different perspectives on international politics in the 21st century. Students will explore how advances in information technology are changing international relations and global governance through opening new channels of communication, creating new methods of education, and new potentials for democratization. We will consider the positive and negative externalities associated with applications of such technologies. Students will be encouraged to look at alternative futures, and/or to frame solutions to problems that they define. The class will include guest lectures, discussions, and a final project and presentation. This workshop is designed to introduce students to different perspectives on international politics in the 21st century. Students will explore how advances in information technology are changing international relations and global governance through opening new channels of communication, creating new methods of education, and new potentials for democratization. We will consider the positive and negative externalities associated with applications of such technologies. Students will be encouraged to look at alternative futures, and/or to frame solutions to problems that they define. The class will include guest lectures, discussions, and a final project and presentation.

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Political science | Political science | global | global | Twenty-first Century | Twenty-first Century | innovation | innovation | challenges | challenges | information technology | information technology | workshop | workshop | international politics | international politics | international relations | international relations | global governance | global governance | communication | communication | education | education | democratization | democratization | alternative futures | alternative futures | solutions | solutions

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15.566 Information Technology as an Integrating Force in Manufacturing (MIT) 15.566 Information Technology as an Integrating Force in Manufacturing (MIT)

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Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. In virtually every industry and every firm, information technology is driving change, creating opportunities and challenges. Leaders who don't understand at least the fundamentals of information systems will be at a strategic disadvantage. This course provides broad coverage of technology concepts and trends underlying current and future developments in information technology, and fundamental principles for the effective use of computer-based information systems. There will be a special emphasis on manufacturing. Information Systems topics that will be covered include networks and distributed computing, including the World Wide Web, hardware and operating systems, software development tools and processes, relational databases, security a Includes audio/video content: AV selected lectures. In virtually every industry and every firm, information technology is driving change, creating opportunities and challenges. Leaders who don't understand at least the fundamentals of information systems will be at a strategic disadvantage. This course provides broad coverage of technology concepts and trends underlying current and future developments in information technology, and fundamental principles for the effective use of computer-based information systems. There will be a special emphasis on manufacturing. Information Systems topics that will be covered include networks and distributed computing, including the World Wide Web, hardware and operating systems, software development tools and processes, relational databases, security a

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information technology | information technology | business | business | manufacturing | manufacturing | strategy | strategy | information systems | information systems | networks | networks | distributed computing | distributed computing | software development | software development | web | web | enterprise application | enterprise application | security | security | database | database | operating system | operating system | electronic commerce | electronic commerce | business to business | business to business

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1.463J The Impact of Globalization on the Built Environment (MIT) 1.463J The Impact of Globalization on the Built Environment (MIT)

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The course is designed to provide a better understanding of the built environment, globalization, the current financial crisis and the impact of these factors on the rapidly changing and evolving international architecture, engineering, construction fields. We will, hopefully, obtain a better understanding of how these forces of globalization and the current financial crisis are having an impact on the built environment and how they will affect firms and your future career opportunities. We will also identify, review and discuss best practices and lessons that can be learned from recent events. We will explore the "international built environment" in detail, examining how it functions and asking what are the managerial, entrepreneurial and professional opportunities, challenges a The course is designed to provide a better understanding of the built environment, globalization, the current financial crisis and the impact of these factors on the rapidly changing and evolving international architecture, engineering, construction fields. We will, hopefully, obtain a better understanding of how these forces of globalization and the current financial crisis are having an impact on the built environment and how they will affect firms and your future career opportunities. We will also identify, review and discuss best practices and lessons that can be learned from recent events. We will explore the "international built environment" in detail, examining how it functions and asking what are the managerial, entrepreneurial and professional opportunities, challenges a

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1.463 | 1.463 | 11.342 | 11.342 | ESD.53 | ESD.53 | management | management | construction | construction | engineering | engineering | architecture | architecture | global markets | global markets | concessions | concessions | partnering | partnering | finance | finance | privatization | privatization | outsourcing | outsourcing | information technology | information technology | international | international | globalization | globalization | greatest construction projects | greatest construction projects | project delivery system | project delivery system | risk management | risk management | megacities | megacities | competitiveness | competitiveness

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1.464 E-Commerce and the Internet in Real Estate and Construction (MIT) 1.464 E-Commerce and the Internet in Real Estate and Construction (MIT)

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1.464 examines the long term effects of information technology on business strategy in the real estate and construction industry. Considerations include: supply chain, allocation of risk, impact on contract obligations and security, trends toward consolidation, and the convergence of information transparency and personal effectiveness. Resources are drawn from the world of dot.com entrepreneurship and "old economy" responses. 1.464 examines the long term effects of information technology on business strategy in the real estate and construction industry. Considerations include: supply chain, allocation of risk, impact on contract obligations and security, trends toward consolidation, and the convergence of information transparency and personal effectiveness. Resources are drawn from the world of dot.com entrepreneurship and "old economy" responses.

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e-commerce | e-commerce | Internet | Internet | real estate | real estate | construction | construction | information technology | information technology | business strategy | business strategy | supply chain | supply chain | risk allocation | risk allocation | contract obligations | contract obligations | consolidation | consolidation | information transparency | information transparency | case method | case method | case study | case study | industry value system | industry value system | optimization | optimization | business models | business models | incentives | incentives | game theory | game theory | strategic managment | strategic managment | knowledge management | knowledge management

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1.46 Strategic Management in the Design and Construction Value Chain (MIT) 1.46 Strategic Management in the Design and Construction Value Chain (MIT)

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This course provides an overview of key concepts in strategic management in the construction, real estate, and architecture industries. Topics include supply chain analysis, market segmentation, vertical integration, competitive advantage, and industry transformation. This course is of interest to students seeking more understanding of the business dynamics of real estate and construction; seeking to provide value in firms which they may join; or seeking to build a foundation for their own entrepreneurial pursuits. This course provides an overview of key concepts in strategic management in the construction, real estate, and architecture industries. Topics include supply chain analysis, market segmentation, vertical integration, competitive advantage, and industry transformation. This course is of interest to students seeking more understanding of the business dynamics of real estate and construction; seeking to provide value in firms which they may join; or seeking to build a foundation for their own entrepreneurial pursuits.

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strategic management | strategic management | value chain | value chain | construction | construction | strategic planning | strategic planning | real estate | real estate | industry analysis | industry analysis | information technology | information technology | case method | case method | case study | case study | industry value system | industry value system | market segmentation | market segmentation | vertical integration | vertical integration | industry fragmentation | industry fragmentation

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11.128 Information Technology and the Labor Market (MIT) 11.128 Information Technology and the Labor Market (MIT)

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This course explores how information technology is reshaping different dimensions of the U.S. labor market: the way work is organized, the mix of occupations, the skills required to perform in an occupation, economy-wide labor productivity, and the distribution of wages. This course explores how information technology is reshaping different dimensions of the U.S. labor market: the way work is organized, the mix of occupations, the skills required to perform in an occupation, economy-wide labor productivity, and the distribution of wages.

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information technology | information technology | labor | labor | labor market | labor market | market forces | market forces | computers | computers | information processing | information processing | technological limits | technological limits | technology | technology | interfaces | interfaces | human interaction | human interaction | cognition | cognition | brain | brain | productivity | productivity

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11.310J Media Technology and City Design and Development (MIT) 11.310J Media Technology and City Design and Development (MIT)

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This workshop explores the potential of media technology and the Internet to enhance communication and transform city design and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. The class introduces a variety of methods for describing or representing a place and its residents, for simulating actions and changes, for presenting visions of the future, and for engaging multiple actors in the process of envisioning change and guiding action. Students will engage two neighborhoods: the Mill Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia, PA, and the Brightwood/Northend neighborhood of Springfield, MA. Students will meet real people working on real projects, put theory into practice, and reflect on insights gained in the process. Our hope is that student work will contribute to new initiatives i This workshop explores the potential of media technology and the Internet to enhance communication and transform city design and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. The class introduces a variety of methods for describing or representing a place and its residents, for simulating actions and changes, for presenting visions of the future, and for engaging multiple actors in the process of envisioning change and guiding action. Students will engage two neighborhoods: the Mill Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia, PA, and the Brightwood/Northend neighborhood of Springfield, MA. Students will meet real people working on real projects, put theory into practice, and reflect on insights gained in the process. Our hope is that student work will contribute to new initiatives i

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workshop | workshop | community development in inner-city neighborhoods | community development in inner-city neighborhoods | internet | internet | digital | digital | teaching tool | teaching tool | media | media | urban | urban | design | design | West Philadelphia | West Philadelphia | Mill Creek | Mill Creek | urban environmental design | urban environmental design | information technology | information technology | public education | public education | city design | city design | community development | community development | inner-city neighborhoods | inner-city neighborhoods | design and planning | design and planning | grassroots efforts | grassroots efforts | neighborhood-based design | neighborhood-based design | environmental and community history | environmental and community history | planning | planning | community and watershed | community and watershed | WPLP | WPLP | school and community | school and community | interactive design | interactive design | 11.310 | 11.310 | 4.243 | 4.243

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11.948 Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and Development (MIT) 11.948 Power of Place: Media Technology, Youth, and City Design and Development (MIT)

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This workshop provides an introduction to urban environmental design and explores the potential of information technology and the Internet to transform public education, city design, and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. Integration of comprehensive ("top-down") and grassroots ("bottom-up") approaches to design and planning is a major theme. Students will work in a real neighborhood with real people on a real project, putting theory into practice and reflecting on insights gained in the process. We will study environmental and community history and devise designs for vacant land near a middle school in West Philadelphia within the context of planning for the larger community and watershed. The class website can be found here: Power of Place: Media Technology, You This workshop provides an introduction to urban environmental design and explores the potential of information technology and the Internet to transform public education, city design, and community development in inner-city neighborhoods. Integration of comprehensive ("top-down") and grassroots ("bottom-up") approaches to design and planning is a major theme. Students will work in a real neighborhood with real people on a real project, putting theory into practice and reflecting on insights gained in the process. We will study environmental and community history and devise designs for vacant land near a middle school in West Philadelphia within the context of planning for the larger community and watershed. The class website can be found here: Power of Place: Media Technology, You

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urban environmental design | urban environmental design | information technology | information technology | public education | public education | city design | city design | community development | community development | inner-city neighborhoods | inner-city neighborhoods | design and planning | design and planning | grassroots efforts | grassroots efforts | neighborhood-based design | neighborhood-based design | West Philadelphia | West Philadelphia | environmental and community history | environmental and community history | planning | planning | community and watershed | community and watershed | WPLP | WPLP | school and community | school and community | interactive design | interactive design | watershed | watershed | schools | schools

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15.561 Information Technology Essentials (MIT) 15.561 Information Technology Essentials (MIT)

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This class offers a broad coverage of technology concepts and trends underlying current and future developments in information technology, and fundamental principles for the effective use of computer-based information systems. There will be a special emphasis on networks and distributed computing, including the World Wide Web. Other topics include: hardware and operating systems, software development tools and processes, relational databases, security and cryptography, enterprise applications, and electronic commerce. Hands-on exposure to Web, database, and graphical user interface (GUI) tools. This course is intended for students with little or no background in computer technology. Students with extensive education or work experience in computer technology should consider taking a more a This class offers a broad coverage of technology concepts and trends underlying current and future developments in information technology, and fundamental principles for the effective use of computer-based information systems. There will be a special emphasis on networks and distributed computing, including the World Wide Web. Other topics include: hardware and operating systems, software development tools and processes, relational databases, security and cryptography, enterprise applications, and electronic commerce. Hands-on exposure to Web, database, and graphical user interface (GUI) tools. This course is intended for students with little or no background in computer technology. Students with extensive education or work experience in computer technology should consider taking a more a

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technology concepts | technology concepts | information technology | information technology | IT | IT | IS | IS | computer-based systems | computer-based systems | networks | networks | distributed computing | distributed computing | WWW | WWW | hardware | hardware | software tools | software tools | relational databases | relational databases | security | security | cryptography | cryptography | enterprise applications | enterprise applications

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15.568A Practical Information Technology Management (MIT) 15.568A Practical Information Technology Management (MIT)

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The course purpose is to provide the substance and skill necessary to make sound business decisions relating to information systems and to work with senior line managers in the resolution of issues and problems in this area. Categories of issues which will be addressed in the course include: How do IT and its various manifestations in business, such as the Internet, affect current and future COMPETITIVENESS? How do we align business strategy and plans with IT strategy and IT plans? How can we ENGAGE executives in learning and leading IT-related change? How do we IMPLEMENT new systems, CHANGE work behavior, MANAGE projects? How should we ORGANIZE and GOVERN IT in an organization? The course purpose is to provide the substance and skill necessary to make sound business decisions relating to information systems and to work with senior line managers in the resolution of issues and problems in this area. Categories of issues which will be addressed in the course include: How do IT and its various manifestations in business, such as the Internet, affect current and future COMPETITIVENESS? How do we align business strategy and plans with IT strategy and IT plans? How can we ENGAGE executives in learning and leading IT-related change? How do we IMPLEMENT new systems, CHANGE work behavior, MANAGE projects? How should we ORGANIZE and GOVERN IT in an organization?

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IT | IT | information technology | information technology | ERP | ERP | resource planning | resource planning | e-business | e-business | capital investments | capital investments | business value | business value | business models | business models | chief information officer | chief information officer | CIO | CIO | IT governance | IT governance | networks | networks | IT enabled business models | IT enabled business models | direct to customer | direct to customer | content provider | content provider | value net integrator | value net integrator | information systems | information systems | technology | technology | competitiveness | competitiveness | business strategy | business strategy | change | change | project managment | project managment

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