The main learning outcomes of this course are:
1. Understanding the concepts and the components of business strategy and information systems strategy, and also the interconnection between them.
2. Understanding the basic methodology of business strategy formulation, through the analysis of its external and internal environment, and also the role and the importance of information and communication technologies in shaping them.
3. Gaining knowledge on the basic strategies for achieving competitive advantage, and on ways of supporting them with information systems.
4. Development of ability to understand the strategy of a firm and identify the required information systems for supporting it, and also for its enrichment and expansion (e.g. with new products and services, new markets, etc.).
5. Development of ability to recognize the main information and communication technologies that create opportunities or pose threats to a firm, and to formulate strategies for exploiting/addressing them.
The above knowledge and abilities are quite useful for students’ future careers, since in most firms there is a ‘fragmented’ exploitation of information and communication technologies (without being based on a sound integrated plan), which is not aligned with business strategy (lack of strategic alignment).
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