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INFS1000: Digital Business Innovation

The Digital Economy, with its focus on information as a key business resource, has changed the way Business Information Systems (BIS) is viewed in organisations. BIS are now seen as enablers of innovation in which people, supported by powerful technology, are considered to be the most important component. This is because problem-solving, innovation and critical thinking skills cannot be outsourced or easily acquired by competitors. This unit is designed to develop your understanding of how businesses operate. It shows how information systems support business operations and management through integration of people, business processes and systems. You will be provided with an introduction to state-of-the-art business analysis techniques, frameworks and models to assist in understanding the nature and contribution of BIS in a range of business contexts. With its emphasis on business rather than IT, this unit does not require prior IT-related experience. In this unit, you will learn about the increasingly important role of IT in business and acquire valuable business analysis and problem-solving skills.

Code INFS1000
Academic unit Business Information Systems
Credit points 6
ISYS1003 or INFO1000

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. make judgments about ways in which Information Technology can enable innovation and improvement in business
  • LO2. demonstrate basic business analysis skills, such as strategic analysis, data modelling, and business process modelling
  • LO3. create and understand visual representations of business processes using BPMN notation, as well as basic data models as the basis for information systems design
  • LO4. create databases in MS Access software
  • LO5. understand and address basic issues pertaining to information ethics
  • LO6. work as an effective team in a problem-solving environment
  • LO7. display an understanding of business design in an end-to-end manner from business idea to business execution.