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Infrastructures and Organizational Technologies 2017/2018

  • 4 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Continuous Assessment

Objectives

• Identify, evaluate and select an integrated IT infrastructure (hardware, software, architectures and services) to better respond to a given set of organizational requirements.
• Critically analyze existing IT infrastructure to identify the strengths and weaknesses and develop a plan for its development
• Critically evaluate an emerging technology and demonstrate how it can be used to improve the competitive position of a company.
• Analyze and evaluate the technical aspects, security, management, regulatory and ethical issues associated with the acquisition, deployment and management of modern infrastructure of IT and emerging technologies.

Recommended Prerequisites

None

Teaching Metodology

In theoretical classes will be use the lecture method for the introduction of themes. In practical classes will be
applied the lecture method, seminars, supervised study and group project. In these classes we intend to active
participation of all students through the oral presentation of the work performed.
Regular assessment period
Elements of assessment:
• Regular students: A working group (TG) and two tests (T1 and T2).
Final grade
• Final Grade = TG * 50% + T1 * 25% + T2 * 25%

Special assessment period
• Final Grade = TG * 40% + Test * 60%

Body of Work

• Introduction: The world network-centric
• Wired and wireless technologies LAN / MAN
• Wired and wireless technologies WAN
• Networking Storage
• The Data Center: designing, implementing and managing
• Cloud Computing
• Corporate network management
• Systems business and enterprise systems architectures
• Systems enterprise content management
• Web services and service-oriented architectures
• Web 2.0 technologies, social networking and mashups for the enterprise
• RFID and wireless sensor networks

Recommended Bibliography

• Internetworking Technologies Handbook, 4th Edition, Pearson. ISBN 1-58705-119-2
• Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures, http://www.service-architecture.com/
• Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web Services: The Road to Enterprise Application Integration (EAI),
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/javase/soa-142870.html
• The Open Mashup Alliance (OMA) http://www.openmashup.org/

Complementary Bibliography

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Weekly Planning

10-02 Presentation
12-02 Introduction: The world focused on network
17-02 Carnival
19-02 Technologies LAN / MAN networks wired and wireless
24-02 Technologies LAN / MAN networks wired and wireless
26-02 Technologies LAN / MAN networks wired and wireless
03-03 Technologies WAN networks wired and wireless
05-03 Technologies WAN networks wired and wireless
10-03 Network Storage
12-03 Network Storage
17-03 Data Center
19-03 Data Center
24-03 Cloud Computing
26-03 Cloud Computing
07-04 Cloud Computing
09-04 Test 1 (Temporary Date)
14-04 Management of corporate network
16-04 Management of corporate network
21-04 Management of corporate network
23-04 Management of corporate network
28-04 business systems and enterprise system architectures
30-04 business systems and enterprise system architectures
12-05 business systems content management
14-05 business systems content management
19-05 Web services-oriented architectures services
21-05 Web services-oriented architectures services
26-05 RFID and wireless sensor networks
28-05 RFID and wireless sensor networks
02-06 RFID and wireless sensor networks
04-06 RFID and wireless sensor networks
09-06 Test 2 (Temporary Date)
11-06 Analysis and discussion on the work

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

Through the introduction to communication technologies, storage, enterprise systems and enterprise systems architectures, enterprise systems for content management, web services and service-oriented architectures, Web 2.0 technologies, social networking and mashups for the enterprise, students may identify and analyze modern IT infrastructures and emerging technologies for organizations. Based on the syllabus the students will learn how to leverage the IT infrastructure and emerging technologies to best meet organizational needs and help to improve the company's competitive position. Through the teaching of web 2.0 technologies, social
networking and mashups as well as communication technologies and storage, students will be faced with
technical issues, security, ethical and management associated with the implementation of current and
emerging technologies.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

Through the lecture method and supervised study, and the working group, students will be able to study how to leverage the IT infrastructure and emerging technologies to best meet organizational needs and help to improve the company's competitive position. Based on reports, oral exposure, case studies and active participation, students are able to identify, analyze, distinguish and evaluate the advantages / disadvantages of modern IT infrastructures and emerging technologies for organizations. With the use of the lecture method and the use of seminars, conducted by invited experts, students get to know existing solutions in the market, in order to understand the technical issues, security, ethical issues and management associated with the implementation of current technologies and emerging.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Adapting to new situationsYes 
Analytical and synthetic skillsYes 
CreativityYes 
Event organization, planning and managementYes 
Foreign language proficiencyYes 
Information and learning managementYes 
IT and technology proficiencyYesYes
Problem Analysis and AssessmentYesYes
Self-assessmentYes 
TeamworkYesYes
Written and verbal communications skillsYesYes
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