Textbook and other Resources
- James E. Goldman, Applied Data Communications: A Business
Oriented Approach, Wiley, 1998. This is the prescribed text for
this class. It has balanced coverage on technology and applications.
The lectures and other materials I will give you will complement the
book and add depth to the technology component of the class.
Information Resources on the Internet contains a comprehensive
collection of pointers to a large number of online resources. If there
is one gateway that you want to use to web resources relevant to this
class, this could well be it. You should visit this page at least
twice a week. You should be self motivated and locate materials that
support the discussion in class. In particular, I expect students to
read the information technology headlines, telecom
headlines and internet
headlines at least once a week.
- Two magazines that are excellent resources for the material
covered in this class are Information Week and Internet Week. While
Information Week covers issues of general interest to information
systems and information technology professionals, Communications Week
covers material of interest to corporate network managers.
Other Relevant Resources
- The Telecommunications Library
virtual library of telecommunication resources. It provides
extensive information about applications, technology and the industry
and will be a great source of reference material for papers.
- OTA document on reengineering
government describes the use of information technology to
reengineer government service delivery. It contains several
interesting descriptions of applications, technology, strategy, and
managerial issues related to IT-enabled public sector service
delivery. A related report (with better html markup) titled Reengineering
through Information Technology is available with the National
Performance Review Reports.
- An extensive compilation of information on Network Commerce and the NII is
maintained by Dr. Thomas Ho. A focused collection of links to Electronic
Commerce is maintained by Prof. George
Widemeyer at Michigan.
- A business oriented collection
of resources related to electronic commerce and electronic data
interchange is maintained at the Institute for Information Management
at St. Gallen University in Switzerland.
To help students make use of Web-based resources, we will assign one
class period to introduce everybody to the Web. This session will
introduce students to our online syllabus and the resources to which
it refers. Depending on level of knowledge that students have about
the Web, we will, if necessary, also instruct students on how to create
Web pages using HTML.
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