Technology Management,Global Issues of ITM, Critical Issues of ITM, and Elements of Information Management

Technology Management

-The MS Management of Technology program (MOT) is designed for college graduates and professionals who aim to make a difference in a world in which economic and social advancement is increasingly dependent on the integration of technology and business. This program introduces participants who aspire to become technology managers and leaders in the 21st century to cutting-edge thinking and best practice in technology management and innovation. The MOT program embodies the School of Engineering’s academic philosophy of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship (i2e). Put simply, i2e is about transforming scientific inventions into innovations that lead to significant economic and social impact.

ITM- Information Technology Management

Course Descriptions Webster University 2016-2017 Graduate Studies Catalog 1 ITM 5000 Information Technology Management: Overview (3) This overview course presents a managerial and technical perspective that considers the application and management of information and communications technology in business and other types of organizations. The course includes an overview of all the core courses in the ITM curriculum. This course is a Prerequisite for all other courses in the program. ITM 5100 Information and Communications Systems and Networks (3) This course introduces students to the technical aspects of information and communications networks and technology. The course focuses on the interdependencies among information and communications technologies and architectures. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of networks (LAN and WAN). ITM 5200 Project Management of Information Technology (3) This course introduces students to the procedures, tools, and techniques used in planning and managing major IT projects. Issues covered include definition, planning, implementation, control and evaluation of the project. The course also focuses on developing the manager’s ability to organize and lead project teams, and conflict resolution. NOTE: BUSN 6110 – Operations and Project Management is NOT an acceptable substitute for this course. ITM 5300 Procurement and Contract Management for Information Technology (3) This course covers the basic concepts and practices in procurement and contract management, not from a strict legal approach, but rather in a manner that equips a student with the skills and knowledge necessary to negotiate and manage the procurement of information and communications technology, armed with an understanding of the critical issues.


Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data. Elements of information technology is comprising upon data and information, hardware and software.

Data and Information

Data is a collection of facts, figures and statistics related to an object. Data is a valuable asset for an organization and it can be used by the managers to perform effective and successful operations of management. It provides a view of past activities related to the rise and fall of an organization. It also enables the user to make better decision for future. Data is very useful for generating reports, graphs and statistics. The manipulated and processed form of data is called information. It is more meaningful than data. It is used for making decisions. Data is used as input for processing and information is output of this processing. Data can be processed to create useful and meaningful information.


The hardware is the parts of computer itself including the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and related microchips and micro-circuitry, keyboards, monitors, case and drives (floppy, hard, CD, DVD, optical, tape, etc…). Other extra parts called peripheral components or devices include mouse, printers, modems, scanners, digital cameras and cards (sound, color, and video) etc… Together they are often referred to as a personal computers or PCs.


Software is a general term for the various kinds of programs used to operate computers and related devices. Software is a generic term for programs that are used by computers and other products that contain logic circuitry (i.e., embedded systems). In a broader sense it can also refer to all information (i.e., both programs and data) in electronic form, and it can provide a distinction from hardware, which refers to media and systems on which software can exist and be used.

Posted by: Maria Fe Delicana


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