Governing Technology for Business Environments

INF80042 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2022 teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

11 Jul 22 - 9 Oct 22

1 Nov 22

Last self enrolment:
24 Jul 22

5 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
26 Aug 22

More teaching periods

Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22





Aims and objectives

This unit is designed for managers and corporate strategists to provide a better understanding of IT/Technology oversight and management. The unit is especially relevant for non-technical managers with IT responsibilities. Essential technologies for an organisation will be discussed, as well as emerging technologies that potentially could be part of the mainstream organisational technologies in the near future. An overview of the rationale and consideration in the management aspects of these technologies (including adoption, acquisition, deployment, maintenance) such as impact management, change management, service delivery, business value delivery, management of technology vendors and partners will also be discussed.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Critically analyse and evaluate the role of data and the critical issues surrounding Big Data and data management as part of a contemporary and the future organisation
2. Critically evaluate and triage risk issues related to technological infrastructure and identify appropriate technological vendor and/or partner to work with in resolving the issues
3. Apply advanced knowledge of the frameworks, methods, tools and the business impact associated with technology adoption and governance
4. Critically evaluate options for ensuring coherent approaches to strategy, technology governance, and managing service delivery within an organisation
5. Communicate proficiently and in professional practice to a range of audiences and operate as a member or leader of a group