Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2020/2021
Scuola Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale e dell'Informazione
Insegnamento 097384 - DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
Cfu 5.00 Tipo insegnamento Monodisciplinare
Docenti: Titolare (Co-titolari) Pernici Barbara

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Insegnamento

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The course fits into the overall program curriculum pursuing some of the defined general learning goals. In particular, the course contributes to the development of the following capabilities:

  • Understand context, functions, processes in a business and industrial environment and the impact of those factors on business performance

  • Identify trends, technologies and key methodologies in a specific domain (specialization streams)

  • Design solutions applying a scientific and engineering approach (Analysis, Learning, Reasoning, and Modeling capability deriving from a solid and rigorous multidisciplinary background) to face problems and opportunities in a business and industrial environment

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Intended Learning Outcomes

  • Understand context, functions, processes in a business and industrial environment and the impact of those factors on business performance:
    • Illustrate recent technological trends in data acquisition
    • Illustrate agile project management methods
    • Compare OLTP and OLAP
  • Identify trends, technologies and key methodologies in a specific domain (specialization streams)
    • Illustrate the cloud computing paradigm
    • Give examples of use of RFID, sensors, mobile computing
    • Compare ethical and societal issues of digital technology
    • Criticize security threaths and illustrate possible solutions
  • Design IT systems using design frameworks and the ArchiMate modeling concepts.
  • Understand Python code fragments performing data acquisition and processing.

Argomenti trattati
The course presents how to develop innovative IT projects and the elements for performing feasibility studies for information systems projects, focusing on their organizational and technological components, project management, and discussing the main choices to be performed. Case studies will be presented in the course.

The course studies the following topics:

  • Organizations, management and the networked enterprise, a preliminary analysis of Innovation Systems in present-day global systems and their role inside world-class organizations and small enterprises.
  • Global eBusiness collaboration, the link between business processes and Information Systems and the central role of systems enabling collaboration in modern-day environments.
  • Enterprise Architectures and architectural components in an Information System: Business, Organizational, Functional Architectures, Technological aspects. The Zachman framework. The  ArchiMate notation to represent Enterprise Architectures.
  • IT infrastructure and emerging technologies: service-based approaches (Iaas, PaaS, SaaS), cloud computing, mobile information systems, RFID and IoT.
  • Ethical and social aspects of IS.
  • IS security, privacy issues, and the risks connected to systems vulnerability and abuse. Principles of cryptography and digital signature. Blockchain technology. Introduction to GDPR.
  • Foundations of Business Intelligence: databases and information management, datawarehouses.
  • Managing knowledge and how to exploit enterprise-wise data in all its forms, from structured information to unstructured and volatile data.
  • Managing projects, best practices for project selection, management and exploitation, acquiring perception on Information Systems business value, change management and risk management.
  • Introduction to the Python programming language: understanding data acquisition and processing. Classes, methods and functions, attributes, data types and their manipulation (string, list, dictonary), control structures, file handling.


Basic knowledge of fundamentals of programming.

Modalità di valutazione
Written examination.
The exam will contain 2 questions (2/3 of the evaluation), to test the theoretical parts studied in the course and 2 exercises (1/3 of the evaluation), to test the identification and design capabilities developed during the course on ArchiMate and Python.
The exam is closed books. All questions must be at least partially answered.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaLaudon & Laudon, Management Information Systems - Managing the digital firm, Global edition, 16th ed., paperback edition o edizioni successive, Editore: Pearson, Anno edizione: 2019
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriacourse material will be made available on Beep during the course http://beep.metid.polimi.it
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaB. Pernici, Digital technology exercizes, Editore: pdf on BeeP, Anno edizione: 2020
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaG. Wierda, Mastering ArchiMate Edition III, Anno edizione: 2018
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaPaul Grefen, Beyond e-business - Towards networked structures, Editore: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2016, ISBN: 9781315754697

Software utilizzato
Nessun software richiesto

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 50:00 75:00

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Area Servizi ICT