This course deals with applied competitive strategy. Students completing this course master a basic understanding of the competitive implications of information technology and the strategies for using information technology in business. This competence in analysis is arrived at through understanding how availability of information (through technology or otherwise) affects the basic strategic options available, and how firms and industries are likely to be affected. In addition, students are introduced to the process of evaluating potential systems innovations. They then are able to participate in strategic and systems planning from a managerial point of view.