Course title
8M203300
IT Business Management

kunii hideko
Class name
Study on IT business
Keywords
  • IT Services
  • Case studies
  • IoT, Industrie 4.0
  • Big Data, AI
  • Industrial reform
Course description
IT is one of the key technologies of today's infrastructure for business. However, the IT services industry in Japan does not have sufficient global competitiveness. This situation will be explained and the measures to reform the industry will be discussed.
Also recent advancements such as IoT, Big Data and AI will be introduced and discussed to be utilized for business growth.
Purpose of class
To understand the issues of IT business in Japan and to be able to discuss a reform of the industry.
To understand business impacts of recent technologies in IT including IoT, Big data and AI and be able to utilize such techonologies.
Goals and objectives
  1. Understand business processes of IT business
  2. Can discuss how to utilize IT for business growth and innovation
  3. Can discuss how to apply recent technologies such as IoT, Big data and AI for business.
Language
Japanese
Class schedule

Class schedule HW assignments (Including preparation and review of the class.) Amount of Time Required
1. First, a guidance for this course will be given. It will include the coverage, objectives, goals, class operation and education methods of this course.
Then, IT business will be introduced.
If a student is not familiar with IT services industry, read introduction textbooks such as Ref.2 IT業界を全く知らない場合は、「世界一わかりやすいIT(情報サービス)業界の「しくみ」と「ながれ」」 90minutes
2. Software business in Japan will be summarized and the issues will be discussed. Study what software business is. 60minutes
3. Cases of software packages business will be introduced and the class discusses the serious issues. Read the first chapter of Ref. 1. 60minutes
4. The differences between software packages business and System Integration business will be explained and the cases will be introduced. Read the second chapter of Ref. 1. 60minutes
5. Study and discuss how to strengthen software business in Japan.
The structure, characteristics and problems of IT services industry will be explained and compared the issues with other industries.
Study measures to strengthen the software industry of Japan. 60minutes
6. Software development process will be explained and discussed. Read the third chapter of Ref. 1. 60minutes
7. <Midterm report>
Based on the lectures and discussions in the classes, summarize the issues of the IT services industry in Japan and propose measures for the industry to grow into a world class one. (Presentation and discussion)
<Midterm report>Based on the lectures and discussions in the classes, summarize the issues of the IT Services industry in Japan and propose measure to reform it. 200minutes
8. <Guest speaker>
Introduces business cases of IT ventures in Japan.
Read the fourth chapter of Ref. 1. 60minutes
9. With the guest speaker, discuss about business issues of new IT venture companies in Japan. Investigate cases of IT ventures in Japan. 60minutes
10. Outsourcing of software development and offshore development will be explained and discussed. Read the fifth chapter of Ref. 1. 60minutes
11. New IT technologies such as Big Data and AI will be introduced and discussed together with the impacts on industries. Consider key points to make the software business service-oriented. 60minutes
12. IoT and embedded software technology will be introduced and their impacts on the industries in Japan will be discussed. Read the sixth chapter of Ref. 1. 60minutes
13. Discuss how to strengthen the global competitiveness of Japanese industries by making good use of IT, that is, aggressive use of IT. Study the issues and measures for the growth of the IT industry in Japan. 60minutes
14. <final report>
Study and propose on what types of measures should be made in order to strengthen the global competitiveness of Japanese industries by making aggressive use of IT.
(Presentation and discussion)
Read the seventh chapter of Ref. 1. 60minutes
15. <final report>
Study and propose on what types of measures should be made in order to strengthen the global competitiveness of Japanese industries by making aggressive use of IT.
(Presentation and discussion)
Study and make a final report 340minutes
Total. - - 1350minutes
Relationship between 'Goals and Objectives' and 'Course Outcomes'

discussions in classes midterm report final report Total.
1. 5% 10% 20% 35%
2. 10% 15% 15% 40%
3. 10% 15% 25%
Total. 25% 25% 50% -
Evaluation method and criteria
discussions in classes 25%,
midterm report 25%,
final report50%
Textbooks and reference materials
Materials will be distributed in classes. Ref. 1「ニッポンのITその未来」、浜口友一著、日本経済新聞出版社。
If a student is not familiar with IT services industry, it will be helpful to read introduction textbooks such as Ref.2「世界一わかりやすいIT(情報サービス)業界の「しくみ」と「ながれ」」
Prerequisites
None
Course objectives
Office hours and How to contact professors for questions
  • After class
Relation to the environment
Non-environment-related course
Regionally-oriented
Non-regionally-oriented course
Development of social and professional independence
  • Course that cultivates a basic problem-solving skills
  • Course that cultivates an ability for utilizing knowledge
Active-learning course
About half of the classes are interactive
Last modified : Thu Mar 23 21:44:08 JST 2017