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Strategic and Transformational IT

University System of Maryland via edX

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  • Provider edX
  • Subject Information Technology
  • $ Cost Free Online Course
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate $214 Certificate Available
  • Effort 8-10 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 7 weeks long

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Overview

New technologies and “big data” have transformed every facet of business, from accounting to marketing. Technologies like social media, ecommerce platforms, mobile devices, software services, the cloud, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things have created new business processes and products, while displacing and disrupting many others. In order to stay competitive, business leaders need to understand these emerging technologies, assess their inherent opportunities and challenges, and strategically maneuver the organization to maximize the value--and minimize the risk--of technology.

By the end of this course, learners will understand:

New technologies and “big data” have transformed every facet of business, from accounting to marketing. Technologies like social media, ecommerce platforms, mobile devices, software services, the cloud, artificial intelligence, and the internet of things have created new business processes and products, while displacing and disrupting many others. In order to stay competitive, business leaders need to understand these emerging technologies, assess their inherent opportunities and challenges, and strategically maneuver the organization to maximize the value--and minimize the risk--of technology.

This course will help you assess the most critical technologies that affect your business sector and how you can manage them to realize efficiencies. We’ll discuss when and how to appropriately commoditize the data these technologies product and ultimately, how the strategic deployment of technology can transform an organization.

Taught by

Henry Lucas, Ritu Agarwal and Anandasivam Gopal

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