INMBPINS Information Systems

School of Business Administration in Karvina
Winter 2017
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Ing. Roman Šperka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Ing. Roman Šperka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Ing. Roman Šperka, Ph.D.
Department of Informatics and Mathematics – School of Business Administration in Karvina
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Petr Suchánek, Ph.D.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to explain the concepts of information system, information technology and architecture of the information system. Students will become familiar with the life cycle of the information system, foundations of the theory of information, issues of architecture and infrastructure of information systems, standards in the field of management of information systems and technologies, the technology of data mining and data warehousing and with the issues of safety, effectiveness and quality of information systems.
  • 1. Basic concepts of systems theory and information theory. The relation between data-information-knowledge-wisdom. The importance of communication in enterprise environment. Message exchange and its structure (character, signal, alphabet, etc.). Information system (IS) definition.
    2. IS architecture. Types of architecture. The importance of architecture in the management of an enterprise. Web services. SOA (Service Oriented Architecture).
    3. Methodology and standards for the management of information technology (IT) and IS. ITIL, COBIT, CMMI and ISO, and their importance for the enterprise.
    4. Working with data. Data structures. Mass data processing (agenda, transaction). Data warehouses. Cloud computing.
    5. Big data definition. The role of information in business informatics. Business Intelligence: the principals, significance and substance of multi-dimensional databases. Data mining and basic mining methods.
    6. Life-cycle of the information system. Phases and periods of a life-cycle. Global business strategy and partial information strategies. Strategy and planning discipline. Aquisition. Implementation. Use and maintenance. End of use.
    7. Developing the information system. The methodologies of IS development. The factors influencing the heftiness, evaluation and models of IS development.
    8. Implementation of IS. Strategies of imlemenation (pilot, gradual, big-bang). The importance of a boot project in the IS implentation. The phases and activities in the IS implementation.
    9. The use of IS. The roles of enterprise departments in the use of IS and their activities. The cooperation with vendors. The importance of outsourcing in the IS use.
    10. The presentation of IS expansion (innovation) and particular phases: preparation, progression, IS change.
    11. The introduction to the security of IS and its task in the enterprise. Security elements. Critical points. The security politics (goals, mechanism). Risk definition, threads and IS infiltration.
    12. The IS efficiency. Using financial indicators to study the efficiency. IS quality. Metrics. Norms.
    13. A case study.
    required literature
  • VANĚK, J. a R. ŠPERKA. Informační systémy. Karviná: SU OPF, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7248-855-1. info
    recommended literature
  • STAIR, R. M. and G. REYNOLDS. Fundamentals of information systems. New York: Cengage Learning, 2013. ISBN 978-1133629627. info
  • TVRDÍKOVÁ, M. Aplikace moderních informačních technologií v řízení firmy: Nástroje ke zvyšování kvality informačních systémů. Praha: Grada Publishing, 2008. ISBN 978-80-247-2728-8. info
Assessment methods
Oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
Attendance in seminars 70 %, seminar paper, defense of seminar paper, final combined exam
Other study workload: individual work with information sources (internet, etc.), processing foreign sources and preparation for dealing with team tasks in seminars
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2018, Winter 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022, Winter 2023, Winter 2024.
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