This course introduces students to current information technologies (IT) and to concepts, opportunities, and challenges related to the adoption and use of IT as part of a successful business strategy. We demonstrate how an organization?s information systems (its IT, its people, and its processes) can be designed and managed to facilitate market penetration, competitive advantage, and organizational change. We address a variety of current and emerging issues related to an organization?s information technology strategy, including ethical and legal concerns related to IT as well as global opportunities and challenges related to technology. Students will read and analyze relevant readings and case studies to reinforce the importance of a sound information technology strategy to organizations. Students are expected to participate fully in the course through in-class discussions and case study analyses and presentations.