Business Applications of Information Systems

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Business Applications of Information Systems
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Course Description: This course provides a set of fundamental concepts and "hands-on experience" for understanding the potential impact of information technology (IT) on business strategy, structure, and growth – with specific reference to current Information Systems and to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that allow for the efficient re-use of Information Systems functionality inside and outside of the enterprise.

Course Topics:

• Fundamental concepts and frameworks for understanding the potential impact of information technology (IT) on business strategy and structure

Computers and Information Systems (IS)

The business value chain

Information Systems

• Information Systems: Functionality, Architectures, Structure

Client-Servers Models, Peer-to-Peer, Microservices

Multi-tier architectures and Layered organization

Business integration through Enterprise Application Integration

Information Systems in practice: How does the modern enterprise use Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)?

Methods and examples

“Hands-on” experience with APIs by using Postman API Collaboration Platform

Course Structure:

Introduction - Scope of the course and method of study

Introduction to the Enterprise Information Systems

Key Enterprise Technologies

Application Programming Interfaces: Theory and Use

Application Programming Interfaces: Exercises and “Hands-on” experience

Class schedule: 
Friday 12:00 - 15:00
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Language of evaluation: Greek for local students, English for ERASMUS students.

Students Evaluation Scheme:
Class Participation (20%) | Assignments (20%) | Final Exam (60%)
Recommended Reading:

Πληροφοριακά Συστήματα Διοίκησης, K. C. Laudon & J. Laudon

Ανάλυση και Σχεδίαση Πληροφοριακών Συστημάτων, 5η Έκδοση, Hoffer-Valacich-George

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