Modern workplaces are dependent on IT for success. Whether directly involved with IT management or not, all managers need to at least understand IT processes and basic technologies to ensure efficient workplace communication and product delivery.
Technology Essentials for Managers delivers a fundamental lesson in mainstream and emerging information technologies. Delivered online by Swinburne University and Open Universities Australia, you’ll discuss essential business information technologies and how they should be utilised for organisational success. Additionally, you’ll learn to identify future technologies and organisational tools that are likely to become commonplace.
As a current or future manager, this unit will prepare you for the practical use and management of workplace IT technologies. You’ll evaluate and discuss how different technologies are best acquired, adopted and then deployed and maintained in the workplace. Once you’ve completed the unit, you’ll feel confident in managing the use of IT to increase your business’s efficiency and value.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses through Swinburne University of Technology:
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Project Management
Master of Information Technology Project Management
Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Project Management
Areas of study
In this IT unit, the topics you will study include:
Overview of organisational IS/IT infrastructure: network technologies, internet technologies, mobile technologies, data, data management, data centres
Emerging technologies/concepts: cloud computing, cloud-based and location-based services, disruptive technologies and innovation, green IT/technologies
The key aspects on infrastructure management: vendor management; service delivery management, ITIL; management of IT, COBIT; integration, middleware
Scalability, redundancy; DRP, BCP, risk and security management and mitigation; other key issues: compliance, DRM, licensing
Organisational and managerial perspective on technologies: dynamic capabilities, benefits realisation, IT portfolio, IT portfolio grid
IS/IT - business alignment, enterprise architecture; change management
Socio-cultural geo-political consideration of adopting technologies as part of a strategy on delivering value and capabilities to the organisation
This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:
Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Project Management,?Swinburne University of Technology
Master of Information Technology Project Management,?Swinburne University of Technology
Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Project Management,?Swinburne University of Technology
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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Technology Essentials for Managers will prepare you for any managerial position which relates to IT. Current managers will also benefit by increasing their understanding of mainstream and emerging information technologies. Studying this unit will enable any manager to effectively identify, employ, update, utilise and maintain crucial information technologies, which will in turn lead to greater business flexibility, value and efficiency.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Technology Essentials for Managers from Swinburne University of Technology.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
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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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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