E-Management for Enterprise Managers

E-Management for Enterprise Managers

Course Code : 120

Workshop : Training

Duration : 4 days Training Course

COURSE OUTLINE

Information technology has revolutionized the way organizations operate. Today's environment demands that directors, managers, sales personnel and other professionals navigate a gauntlet of technical concepts. A strong foundational knowledge of these technologies enhances the ability to make key business decisions and to effectively communicate with an IT department. After completing this course, you should be able to:

· Work confidently with information technology to gain strategic advantage

· Assess enterprise software development options

· Evaluate the financial and technical aspects of open source technology

· Take advantage of the latest networking technologies

· Recognize security options to protect your organization

· Maximize the impact of information technology to achieve organizational objectives

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course, you gain knowledge of the most important technologies that affect business, and learn how to assess technologies to improve productivity and optimize organizational resources.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is valuable for anyone who needs to better understand information technology and how it can be used to achieve business objectives and advantages.

COURSE CONTENTS

SETTING THE STAGE

  • Defining information technology
  • Demystifying technological jargon
  • Assessing the advantages of investing in technology

ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS

Appraising software development options

  • Choosing the best solution for your organization
  • .NET
  • J2EE
  • Others
  • The make-or-buy decision

Integrating B2B operations

  • Advantages of XML in a business environment
  • Simplifying system communications using Web services
  • Adopting service-oriented architectures (SOAs)

EVALUATING OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGIES

Common open source solutions

  • Alternative operating systems
  • Leveraging open source productivity applications
  • Implementing open source Web platforms: Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP

Comparing open source vs. commercial

  • Comparing features and functionality
  • Considering the financial issues
  • Addressing longevity and support concerns

MAXIMIZING NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES

Examining network fundamentals

  • Characteristics of local and wide area networks
  • Defining essential wired network hardware components
  • Exploiting Voice over IP (VoIP) to reduce phone costs

The wireless revolution

  • Eliminating costly network infrastructures
  • Boosting employee productivity through roaming
  • Replacing your current network with Wi-Fi
  • Expanding personal area networks (PANs) using Bluetooth

PROTECTING YOUR ORGANIZATION

Economics of IT security

  • What the lack of security can cost your organization
  • Preserving your reputation, integrity and trust

Reducing business risks

  • Investigating Web security vulnerabilities
  • Connecting remotely using a virtual private network (VPN)
  • Preventing interception of your wireless data
  • Adhering to security coding and testing guidelines
  • The necessity of a corporate security policy

Controlling threats and intrusions

  • Surveying security components
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS)
  • Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
  • Protecting your proprietary information from phishing attacks

COMMUNICATING WITH THE IT STAFF

Making IT more effective

  • Involving IT in the budgeting process
  • Defining criteria to measure IT success

Opening the lines of communication

  • Identifying the right questions to ask
  • Differentiating the "cool factor" from your business needs
  • Defining roles and responsibilities

LEVERAGING "THE BIG PICTURE"

The impact of IT

  • Unraveling the business and economic benefits of information technology
  • Strategically aligning technology with your business objectives

The future of information technology

  • Re-evaluating technology on a periodic basis
  • Staying aware of newly developing technologies