The course deals with the structural migation that is taking place when Mobile Internet gives a possibility to connect an indefinite number of equipement with Information webs. The mobility has to do with full portability, real-time access to all information resourses and tools that earlier only could be reached by personal computers. The combination of Internet, wireless technology and e-business creates new business opportunities. There are two fundamental drivers for the developement of Mobile Business. The first one is the possibility to control the way people want to communicate by giving them different equipement, solutions and tools to chose among. The second driver is that people is given an opportunity control an influence the time and the frequence for information gathering. This is not a technical course about 3G broadband, mobile protocols and new programming languages but a course on businessuse and business benefits of mobile business.
Intended learning outcomes *
The aim of the course is to give the students knowledge and understanding of the fundations and key characteristic features of mobile business and its implementation.On successful completion of this course students should have reached the following learning outcomes:- be able to describe and explain the structural migation from e-business to m-business- be able to explain and discuss the development of mobility as a new variable for business- be able to explain and discuss the major trends and drivers towards a mobile economy- be able to present different frameworks that is useful for understanding the mobile development- be able to give surgestions on strategical and practical cases of m-businesses
Lectures, practical assignment, seminar
Literature and preparations
Specific prerequisites *
For "single course" students:
Academic studies corresponding to 180 ECTS (hp) in Information Rechnology/Computer Science/Computer and Systems Sciences and
documented proficiency in English A or equivalent.
Kornak, Teutloff, Welin-Berger: Enterprise Guide to Gaining Business Value from Mobile TechnologiesUpplaga : 1 ISBN 0-471-23762-0
Examination and completion
Grading scale *
A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Grading scale: P, F
Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
The course contains of a theoretical part based on the courselitterature and chosen articals, and a practical part consisting of a group assignment based on dfferent kinds of Mobile Business. The assignment should be documented in a report that is being presented and discussed at a seminar.
Other requirements for final grade *
The overall course grade is based on the results of the written exam and the project assignment that the student has to pass.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination