Examine how business utilizes telecommunications networks and information systems architecture.

Please see the Syllabus. You will write a paper of 10-12 pages in length. The syllabus provides a list of potential topics. You must include 6 references, two that must come peer-reviewed journals. Include an Abstract, introduction, and conclusion, as well as the body of content. The paper must follow APA.

B A 6 3 3 : I N F O R M A T I O N

S Y S T E M S I N F R A S T R U C T U R E

Summer, 2019

8/19/2019 – 10/11/2019

ON – LINE

BASIC INFORMATION

Instructor: Nagamani Palla

Office:

Office Hours:

Phone:

Websites: http://cu.learninghouse.com – online class website

E- mail: npalla@campbellsville.edu (Please include complete course code #BA63372G1)

TEXT/MATERIALS

Stallings, W., & Case, T. (2013). Business Data Communications: Infrastructure, Networking and Security

(7th ed.). Prentice Hall. ISBN: 978-0-13-302389-3.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This is an advanced course covering information systems infrastructure. The areas covered include architecture, operating platforms, database systems, data storage, networking, wired and wireless transmission, e-commerce, cloud computing, virtual servers, and mobile computing. Prerequisite: BA 602 Management Information Systems.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

· Examine how business utilizes telecommunications networks and information systems architecture.

· Analyze the design and uses of information technology infrastructure.

· Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of competing solutions.

· Examine the knowledge needed to design and implement a comprehensive information system for an organization.

· Illustrate and discuss current advances in IT infrastructure.

ASSIGNMENT INFORMATION

There following assignments are required for this course: Quiz (10) 10×20 120 Pts

Case Study (3) 3×75 225 Pts

Group Discussion (5) 5×50 250 Pts

Research Paper (1) 100 Pts

Total 695 Pts

NOTE: All assignments must be completed by the due time on the due date and are not accepted late.

GRADING SCALE

Grade A B C D F
Percentage 100 – 90% 89 – 80% 79 – 70% 69 – 60% Below 60%
Points >625 556-624 487-555 417-486 <417

COURSE POLICIES

ATTENDANCE POLICY

According to the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, attendance begins for all students on the first day of class. This includes students who register “late”.

The University attendance policy will be followed. The policy states that a student who has missed the equivalent of one week (1) of class periods for any reason receives a warning. Any student who misses equivalent of two weeks of class periods (2) for any reason is automatically withdrawn administratively (WA) from the class and is calculated in the grade point average (GPA) as if it were an F.

Attendance for online classes is figured the same way as the face-to-face classes, using missed assignment due dates as absences. For a graduate term class, which is 8 weeks in length, if a student misses 1 week of assignment due dates, a warning will be sent. Any student who misses 2 assignment due dates will be automatically withdrawn from the class with a grade of WA.

Please see the Student Handbook for a complete explanation of the university policy. There are no excused or unexcused absences according to the policy.

Late work, including DQ responses and written assignments are considered late if posted after the due date. Points will be deducted for late work:

Posts to the discussion board question is due by Thursday, posts to others by Sunday evening.

No late work will be accepted without prior approval of the instructor. In addition, NO WORK will be accepted after the close of the class at the end of the session. The last day for acceptance of late work will be the last day of class.

APPEALS POLICY

To appeal a grade on an assignment you must send an e-mail to your instructor’s e-mail address using your official CU student e-mail within five days of the grade having been posted. Overdue appeals will not be considered.

INCOMPLETE POLICY

Students will not be given an incomplete grade in the course without sound reason and documented evidence. In any case, for a student to receive an incomplete he or she must be passing and must have completed a significant portion of the course (at least 70% of the work).

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY POLICY

Students are expected to be academically honest. This is not only a matter of academic integrity, but of Christian principle. Students assume full responsibility for the content and integrity of the academic work they submit. The guiding principle of academic integrity shall be that a student’s submitted assignment must be the student’s own work. A student is guilty of dishonesty when he/she:

1. Represents the work of others as his/her own.

2. Shares his work with another for the purpose of enabling the other student to submit the work as his/her own.

3. Uses or obtains unauthorized assistance in any academic work.

4. Gives unauthorized assistance to other students.

5. Modifies, without instructor approval, an exam, paper, record, or report for obtaining additional credit.

6. Misrepresents the content of submitted work.

For this class, it is permissible to assist classmates in general discussions of topics. General advice and interaction are encouraged. Each person, however, must develop his or her own solutions to the assigned projects, assignments, and tasks. A student may not use or copy (by any means) another’s work (or portions of it) and represent it as his/her own. If this occurs all concerned parties will receive a grade of zero on the assignment. If you need help on an assignment, contact your instructor.

DISABILITIES POLICY

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all qualified students enrolled in this course are entitled to “reasonable accommodations.” Please notify the instructor during the first week of class. If you have a documented disability, you must provide the instructor with the paper from Disability Services. Campbellsville University is committed to reasonable accommodations for students who have documented physical and learning disabilities, as well as medical and emotional conditions. If you have a documented disability or condition of this nature, you may be eligible for disability services. Documentation must be from a licensed professional and current in terms of assessment. Please contact the Coordinator of Disability Services at 270-789-5192 to inquire about services.

TITLE IX

Campbellsville University and its faculty are committed to assuring a safe and productive educational environment for all students. In order to meet this commitment and to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and guidance from the Office for Civil Rights, the University requires all responsible employees, which

includes faculty members, to report incidents of sexual misconduct shared by students to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator:

Terry VanMeter

1 University Drive

UPO Box 944

Campbellsville, KY 42718 Administration Office 8A Phone 270-789-5016

Email: twvanmeter@campbellsville.edu

Information regarding the reporting of sexual violence and resources that are available to victims of sexual violence is set forth at: www.campbellsville.edu/titleIX.

CAMPUS SECURITY AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Technical: Josh Fuqua, Distance Learning, 270-789-5355 or jkfuqua@campbellsville.edu

Security: (270) 403-3611 – Cell

(270) 789-5555 – Office

COURSE ASSIGNMENTS

Course Work

Week 1

Due Date Points Possible
Discussion 1 8/22 50
Quiz 1 8/23 10
Quiz 2 8/24 10
Week 2
Case study 1 8/30 75
Quiz 3 8/31 10
Week 3
Discussion 2 9/5 50
Quiz 4 9/6 10
Quiz 5 9/7 10
Week 4
Case Study 2 9/13 75
Quiz 6

Week 5

9/14 10
Discussion 3 9/19 50
Quiz 7 9/20 10
Quiz 8 9/21 10
Week 6
Case Study 3 9/26 75
Quiz 9 9/27 10
Quiz 10 9/28 10
Week 7
Discussion 4 10/3 50
Quiz 11 10/4 10
Research Paper 10/5 100
Week 8
Discussion 5 10/10 50
Quiz 12 10/10

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Discussion Questions

You must provide your own response to the main question, plus reply to two (2) other students responses to the question, for a total of three postings for each Discussion Question assignment. Late work, including DQ responses and written assignments are considered late if posted after the due date. All discussion questions must include a minimum of one reference, but should include all those used in the development of your response to the discussion question.

Your response to the discussion questions: 40 points

Replies to others (2 reply responses): 10 points (5 points each)

Deductions:

Late posting of discussion questions:

Less than a week late deduction at the discretion of the faculty instructor

One Week Late: 2 point deduction

Two Week Late: 4 point deduction

Three Week Late: 6 point deduction

Four Weeks or more: 8 point deduction

No references in your discussion question response: 2 point deduction

No late work will be accepted without prior approval of the instructor. In addition, NO WORK will be accepted after the close of the class at the end of the session. The last day for acceptance of late work will be the last day of class.

Case Study Assignments

You must provide your own response in preparing your Case Study. Do not copy from other sources (known as plagiarism). Case Study assignments are valued at 75 points each.

Late posting of Case Study assignments are deducted as follows:

Less than a week late deduction at the discretion of the faculty instructor

One Week Late: 3 point deduction

Two Week Late: 6 point deduction

Three Week Late: 9 point deduction

Four Weeks or more: 12 point deduction

No late work will be accepted without prior approval of the instructor. In addition, NO WORK will be accepted after the close of the class at the end of the session. The last day for acceptance of late work will be the last day of class.

RESEARCH PAPER

Select a topic from the following list on which you would like to conduct an in-depth investigation. The research paper is valued at 100 points:

· Information systems infrastructure: evolution and trends

· Strategic importance of cloud computing in business organizations

· Big data and its business impacts

· Managerial issues of a networked organization

· Emerging enterprise network applications

· Mobile computing and its business implications

Note: The above topics are also the basis of the discussion questions. You may use up to three resources found by yourself or your peers as peers as resources for the paper.

Research paper basics:

· 10-12 pages in length

· APA formatted

· Minimum six (6) sources – at least two (2) from peer reviewed journals

· Include an abstract, introduction, and conclusion

· See rubric for more detailed grading criteria

Some good questions to ask yourself before turning in your research paper:

· Is the paper of optimal length?

· Is the paper well organized?

· Is the paper clear and concise?

· Is the title appropriate?

· Does the abstract summarize well?

· Are individual ideas assimilated well?

· Are wording, punctuation, etc. correct?

· Is the paper well motivated?

· Is interesting problem/issue addressed?

· Is knowledge of the area demonstrated?

· Have all key reference been cited?

· Are conclusions valid and appropriate?

· Have you included some graphic or table?

See the Grading Rubric for this assignment below:

RESEARCH PAPER GRADING RUBRIC

Context and Background Information
No submission

0points

No context or background information in the Paper

4 points

Developed Paper with few of the appropriate details

6 points

Developed Paper with most of the appropriate details

8 points

Clearly developed Paper with the appropriate details

10 points

Content
No submission

0points

Paper is not interesting and relevant

4 points

Paper is interesting but not relevant

6 points

Paper is relevant but not interesting

8 points

Paper is interesting and relevant

10 points

APA Formatting
No submission

0points

Did not use APA format correctly

4 points

Used APA format some of the time

6 points

Used APA format correctly most of the time

8 points

Used APA format correctly throughout paper

10 points

Used Compelling Chart, Table, or Map to Illustrate Something in the Paper
No submission

0points

Did not use a chart, table, or map

4 points

Used an ineffective chart, table, or map

6 points

Used a chart, table or map to illustrate a point in the paper

8 points

A compelling chart, table, or map was used correctly to illustrate a point in the paper

10 points

Opening
No submission

0points

No opening or ineffective opening

4 points

Fair opening

6 points

Good opening

8 points

Excellent closing

10 points

Body of Paper
No submission

0points

Ineffective body of paper; covers few points needed for the Topic

4 points

Fair body of paper; covers most of the points needed for the Topic

6 points

Good body of paper detailing the Topic

8 points

Excellent body of paper detailing the Topic

10 points

Closing
No submission

0points

No closing or ineffective closing

4points

Fair closing

6 points

Good closing

8 points

Excellent closing

10 points

References
No submission

0points

Did not include a list of references used and/or they were not cited correctly

4 points

Included a list of all references used and all references were not cited correctly

6 points

Included a list of all references used and most were cited correctly

8 points

Included a list of all references used and all references were cited correctly

10 points

Writing Skills
No submission

0points

Errors are frequent

4 points

There are more than occasional errors

6 points

There are occasional errors

8 points

Writing is totally free of errors

10 points

Format
No submission

0points

Format is not appropriate and does not enhance the understanding of the Topic

4 points

Format is appropriate and enhances the understanding of the Topic some of the time

6 points

Format is appropriate and enhances the understanding of the Topic in an effective manner for most of the paper

8 points

Format is appropriate and enhances the understanding of the Topic in a creative and dramatic manner throughout the paper

10 points

HELPFUL RESOURCES

The Agile Architecture Revolution: How Cloud Computing, REST-Based SOA, and Mobile Computing are Changing Enterprise IT, 2013, Jason Bloomberg, Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN: 978-1-118- 40977-0.

The Architecture of Computer Hardware and System Software: An Information Technology Approach, 5th edition, 2013, Irv Englander. Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN: 978-1-118-80310-3.

Building a Windows IT Infrastructure in the Cloud, 1st edition, 2012, David K. Rensin, O’Reilly Media, Inc., ISBN: 978-1-449-33358-4.

Business Data Communications and Networking, 11th edition, 2012. Jerry Fitzgerald. Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN: 978-1-118-08683-4.

Business Intelligence: A Managerial Perspective on Analytics, 3rd edition, 2014, Ramesh Sharda, Dursun Delen, Efraim Turban, and David King. Pearson Education, Inc., ISBN: 978-0-12-385126-0.

Cloud Computing: Theory and Practice, 2013, Dan C. Marinescu. Elsevier, Inc., ISBN: 978-0-12- 404627-6

Data Architecture, 2011, Charles Tupper, Elsevier, Inc., ISBN: 978-0-12-385126-0.

Green Communications: Principles, Concepts, and Practice, 2015, Konstantinos Samdanis, Peter Rost, Andreas Maeder (Editor), Michela Meo, and Christos Verikoukis (Editors). Wiley& Sons, Inc., ISBN: 978- 1-118-75926-4.

The Executive’s Guide to Information Technology, 2nd edition, 2007, John Baschab, and Jon Plot. Wiley & Sons, Inc., ISBN: 978-0-470-09521-8.

Mobile Design and Development, 1st edition, 2009, Brian Fling. O’Reilly Media, Inc., ISBN: 978-0-596- 15544-5.

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