The tremendous technological advances in information and communication technologies, especially in the Internet of Things and Cyber Physical Systems, have enabled the development of highly autonomous systems (i.e., robots) that act in the physical and virtual worlds. Information and the robots that are processing it are expected to be available everywhere and at all times.
Today’s E-Business relies on highly networked, data-driven ICT systems and machines taking autonomous decisions. Virtual and physical environments begin to merge surfacing in technology trends such as "industry 4.0", "drones" and "smart assistants". In the physical environment objects are identified, environment is sensed and interaction between computers and humans is pushed to the invisible. In the virtual environment behavioral data is collected. Business intelligence applications help to combine both information sources to gain new insights. But the ubiquitous availability of information and the autonomous machines using it impose risks which need to be minimized to protect humans and businesses.
This course will provide you with:
- an introduction to central terminology and concepts used in ICT
- selected historical perspectives on current technology and its development
- selected insights on open source software projects & working groups
- perspectives on ubiquitous computing and surrounding technology
- basic knowledge on web technology and concepts
- an introduction to big data and its underlying architecture
- selected perspectives on IT Governance
- a basic introduction into IT Security