IT Project Management

Technology Economics: Take Charge of Your Company's Technology Economy (Peak Performance)

Course Overview

This course delves into a new world order, in which technology economics is starting to emerge and enhance traditional economics. The course has a specific focus on what modern day professionals need to know in order to master and take charge of their company's technology economy.

After giving a definition and description of technology economics, its three levels - global, national and company - are explored. Global technology economics are covered in terms of worldwide technology spending and the spread in technology wealth among nations, along with a new view for global balance of trade. On a national level, the productivity and competitiveness of nations from a technology perspective are examined. From a company perspective, critical areas include the landscape solutions, technology intensity, transparency, impact on operating efficiency, basic dynamics, innovation, the operating model, shareholder and business perspectives, limits of performance, the economics of IT and measures of IT effectiveness.

Track: Peak Performance

Methodologies and proven practices that advance the management skills of IT professionals

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, the course participant should be able to:

  • Define technology economics in a macro sense.
  • Recognize the critical elements of global technology economics.
  • Identify the key elements of national technology competitiveness.
  • Describe the process of managing and taking control of a company's technology economy.
  • Understand the "connecting of the dots" - from technology expense to product to margin to organizational performance.
  • Explain the reasons why IT measures fail.

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Howard Rubin - Presenter
Dr. Howard A. Rubin is professor emeritus of Computer Science at Hunter College of the City University of New York and a former Nolan Norton Research Fellow. Dr. Rubin is internationally recognized for his work academically and commercially as an author, researcher, speaker, and consultant in the areas of IT measurement, techno-business strategy, global software economics, the workforce of the future, the business value of technology, and performance measurement/benchmarking. Through his product experience and research, Dr. Rubin has collected data and organized it into what may well be the world's largest information technology benchmarking and trend-tracking IT and business database. It draws on data gathered through a network of more than 30,000 professionals in about 10,000 companies covering 50 countries. In 2001, Dr. Rubin received the PWC Outsourcing World Achievement Award for his work on outsourcing benchmarking, metrics, and fluid contracting. In addition, in 2001, CIO Magazine recognized him as one of the top innovation 'gurus.' Dr. Rubin holds a Ph.D. from the City University of New York, in the areas of biology (ecology/oceanography) and computer science.

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 8 or higher
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows or Mac OS

Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $29.00
Subscribers: $29.00
Pillsbury U Online: $29.00
Metro State Univ: FREE


Course Code : WIT-1765

Course Level : Overview

Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning

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