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Strategic Importance of Information

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Language: English

Description: Information is organized data that can influence one's decisions, choices, and behaviors. Organizations need to have effective information technology systems and successful information management, so that managers have the knowledge they need to make good business decisions. This can help a company achieve the first-mover advantage that lets them be the first in an industry to use new information technology to substantially lower costs or to differentiate a product or service from that of competitors. This can lead to a sustainable competitive advantage. Business managers are exposed to reams of information every day, some useful and some not, which in turn impacts the actions they take, the behaviors they exhibit, and the decisions they make. This course discusses how information has changed in recent decades, how it helps companies gain a competitive advantage, and why effective information management is necessary.

Instructor Description: This class is an independent-study course.  Students will have all the resources needed to successfully complete the course within the online material.  A student helpdesk is available for technical support during the course enrollment.

Requirements
Internet Access

Broadband or high-speed internet access is required. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.
Hardware

Windows hardware configurations and processors are acceptable
Mac computers MUST have Microsoft Window Operating Systems over Bootcamp (Bootcamp is a free download from Apple''s website)
1 GB RAM minimum recommended
Operating Systems
Windows XP, Vista or 7 and Mac OS X 10 or higher with Windows
Web Browsers
Google Chrome is highly recommended
Internet Explorer is not recommended as it may not display certain menus and links
Cookies MUST be enabled
Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded onto your computer.)
Adobe PDF Reader
Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media.)
Adobe Flash Player (Required for many of our career courses and ALL of our IT courses.)
Adobe Acrobat Reader, Apple Quicktime, Windows Media Player, &/or Real Player
PowerPoint Viewer (Use this if you don''t have PowerPoint)

Class Details

Sessions
Online 24/7

Location

Start Date:upon registration

Tuition: 

$40.00

Registration Closes On
Saturday, December 30, 2017 @ 12:00 AM


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
Online 24/7 TBD