The enormous technological advances in information and communication technologies (ICT), especially in the Internet of Things and in Cyber Physical Systems, have enabled the development of highly autonomous systems that operate in the physical and virtual world. Information is expected to be available anywhere, anytime. Today's e-business is based on highly networked, data-driven ICT systems and machines that make autonomous decisions. Virtual and physical environments are beginning to merge, which is reflected in technology trends such as "Industry 4.0", "Drones" and "Intelligent Assistants". Objects are identified in the physical environment and the interaction between computer and human is shifted into the invisible. Behavioral data is collected in the virtual environment. Business intelligence applications help to combine sources of information in order to gain new insights. However, the ubiquitous availability of information and the autonomous machines bring risks that must be minimized to protect people and companies.
This course offers you:
- an introduction to the basic terminology and concepts of ICT,
- historical perspectives on current technologies and their development,
- perspectives on "Ubiquitous Computing",
- basic knowledge of web technologies and related concepts,
- an introduction to big data and its underlying architecture
- perspectives on IT governance, and
- a basic introduction to ICT security.