Navigating the world of new and emerging technologies can be daunting; however, failing to be an ‘early adopter’ can potentially lead to business ruin. This online unit will teach you how to monitor the market for new technologies, assess their business potential, and leverage these innovative tools for organisational success.
The unit looks at a broad range of tools, including hardware, software, communication technologies, products and services. You will learn how to assess their relevance and potential as ‘business enablers’ – not only from a profit perspective, but also in terms of sustainability. The unit will also teach you how to promote awareness of new and emerging technologies among staff and management.
New Technology Alignment is a 14-week unit provided by Open Universities Australia and the Australian Computer Society.
It’s recommended that you have completed the following unit, or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
Risk Management: Professionalism and Compliance
To enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following course:
Computer Professional Education Program
Areas of study
In this New Technology Alignment unit, the topics you will study include:
Flows of knowledge
Sources of economic value
Assessing new technology against business requirements
Business planning for new technology
Planning for the integration of new technology into a business
Early adopters and mainstream stakeholders
Case studies of successful (and unsuccessful) adoption of new technologies – Part 1
Case studies of successful (and unsuccessful) adoption of new technologies – Part 2
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Computer Professional Education Program, Australian Computer Society
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Understanding new technology is vital for business success. This unit will teach you how to foster innovation in the information age. You will learn to monitor the market for emerging technologies, assess their pros and cons, and adopt the most innovative tools to meet business requirements.
The unit focuses on a range of technologies, from hardware and software to products and services. It defines business success in terms of both profits and sustainability, teaching you how to improve cost and performance margins, while taking a long-term view.
You will also learn how to effectively communicate your knowledge of new technologies with other staff and management.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in New Technology Alignment from the Australian Computer Society.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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