15.565J | Spring 2002 | Undergraduate, Graduate

Integrating eSystems & Global Information Systems

Lecture Notes

LEC # Topics
1 Introduction (PDF)
I. Strategic Connectivity
2 Information Technology, Corporate Strategy, and Competitive Advantage (Interlinked Value Chains) (PDF)
3 Strategic Case Study (Johnson & Johnson Case)
4 Business and Industry Transformation (McKesson Case) (PDF)
5 Aggregators: Traveling the Internet “Fast Lane” (PDF)
II. Physical Connectivity
6 Basic Communications Technology and Concepts (PDF)
7 Local Area Networks (PDF)
8 Wide Area Networks (Packet Networks) (PDF)
9 Network Protocols (ISO OSI) (PDF)
10 Emerging Technologies I (Frame Relay, ATM, V-IP) (PDF)
11 Emerging Technologies II (ADSL, Cable Modem) (PDF)
12 Technical Case Study - MIT’s Network Configuration (PDF)
III. Logical Connectivity
13 Distributed Homogeneous Databases (PDF)
14 Mid-Term Exam
15 Distributed Heterogeneous Databases (PDF)
16 View Integration Among Databases (PDF)
17 Web as a Database (COIN Project) (PDF)
18 Semantic Integration (COIN Project) (PDF)
19 Component Architecture (CORBA) and Web Services (PDF)
IV. Organizational Connectivity
20 Loosely-coupled Organizations (PDF)
21 Markets and Hierarchies: Organizational Coupling (PDF)
22 Development of Standards (PDF)
23 Motivating Strategic Alliances & Organizational Transformation
V. Finale
24 Course Summary and Review
25 Selected Student Presentations
26 Final Exam

Course Info

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Exams with Solutions
Lecture Notes
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