T306: Block 4

This block has been a real struggle. It’s not that the subject material was particularly hard, it’s just that my poor old brain has been unable to cope with such a packed few months. I finished M257 – exam done, just awaiting my final mark at the beginning of August – I’ve taken on extra…… Continue reading T306: Block 4

T306 Block 3: Activity 2

Select one of the organizations that you identified in Activity 1. For that organization: (a)   describe your main relationships within the organization; I’m going to choose my band for this as I think this is likely to be the source of my project for T306. Principally, I’m friends with the people at band. They’re not…… Continue reading T306 Block 3: Activity 2

T306 Block 3: Activity 1

List all the organizations of which you consider yourself a part. Well, I have a full-time job and so I’m a member of my work organisation. I could probably break that into two organisations or more; the wider company organisation (over 80,000 people worldwide) and my local project organisation, plus there’s also the UK-centric part…… Continue reading T306 Block 3: Activity 1

T306 Block 2: Activity 4

How would you distinguish Information Technology from Information Systems? I’m guessing that most people wouldn’t think that there’s much – or any – difference at all. They may be right, but I would probably argue that ISs are made up of various bits of IT equipment. An IS is a more holistic approach to IT,…… Continue reading T306 Block 2: Activity 4

T306 Block 2: Activity 3

What does an Information System mean to you? An Information System, to me at least, is a system for collecting and distributing information. These systems usually use some form of computing and there is normally some “doing” going on in there too, such as calculating with numbers or producing documentation. These ISs normally have a…… Continue reading T306 Block 2: Activity 3