Description: Explores critical issues of communications and connectivity among global and internet-based information systems from strategic, organizational, and technical perspectives. Strategic connectivity: globalization and integration of information, competitive forces, interlinked value chains. Physical connectivity: protocols and technologies of local-area and wide-area, and internet communications networks. Logical connectivity: distributed databases, data extraction from Web sites, semantic reconciliation among heterogeneous sources. Organizational connectivity: loosely coupled organizations, development of standards, motivating strategic alliances.
Course #: 15.578
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