Information Technology Infrastructure

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An-Najah National University

Faculty of Information Technology

Information Technology Infrastructure: CIS 133203

Spring 2010


Instructor: Ammar Hamamra
Office: 2400
Office Hours:  Sun, Tue, Thu 9:00AM – 12:00PM.  Mon, Wed 12:30PM – 1:30PM and by appointment.


Information Technology for Management: Transforming Organizations in the digital economy Sixth Edition by Turban, Leidner, McLean, Wetherbe


Course Overview:
This course aims to teach students the usefulness of Information Technology for the different organization. It shows how Information Technology changes the competition position for organizations by its impacts on different activities related to organizations. It also focuses on different modern aspects in computer field like E-commerce, M-Computing and networking. 


Course outline:

  1. Doing business in the digital economy. ( Chapter 1 )
  2. Information Technology : concepts and management  ( Chapter 2 )
  3. Strategic Information systems for competitive advantage.( Chapter 13 )
  4. Networking computing: discovery, communication and collaboration. ( Chapter 4)
  5. E-business and E-commerce. ( Chapter 5 )
  6. Mobile, Wireless and pervasive computing. ( Chapter 6 )
  7. Acquiring IT Applications and Infrastructure ( Chapter 15 )


Students will be evaluated in this course based on the following criteria:

First Exam


Second Exam


Final Exam


Homework and Participation





Students must attend class on time.  Students are expected to attend classes and participate actively in discussions.  Class attendance will be monitored and will be factored into the class participation points.  Students who miss 6 or more classes without a legitimate excuse will be dismissed from the class and will fail the course.


Class Participation:

There will be a subjective evaluation of your contribution in class. The quality of your contribution is more important than the quantity.
Students are expected to be prepared for each class.  Students are responsible for materials covered in class.  Assigned readings and homework should be completed on time. 

If you miss a class, you are responsible for what was covered in that class.   


Missing Exams:

University regulations state that NO MAKE UP EXAMS WILL BE MADE unless a student has a well documented excuse such as personal injuries or death of a first degree relative, OTHERWISE a student gets ZERO in the missed exam.  In case of an accepted excuse, student must setup a makeup exam date which must be within at most one week from the original exam date.