Strategic Value of Business Technology

INF80045 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours


Approval of Course Director



Aims and objectives

Final Offering 2020 (replaced with INF80014)
This unit provides students with an understanding of how the strategic priorities of business inform decisions about technology solutions and Information Technology (IT) investments. The unit examines approaches to building the business technology capability of contemporary, and innovative, organisations in the face of constant change, where decisions made about new and emerging technologies shape business opportunity. The unit focuses on being able to demonstrate the value of technology in developing business strategy and cases for technology investment, and takes a holistic approach to managing technology, processes and people in developing and integrating IT solutions for the whole-of-business including internal and external service management.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the strategic priorities associated with managing information technology in complex business environments.
2. Critically evaluate frameworks, processes and methodologies that support the development and delivery of technology solutions that meet business needs, and realise benefits for the organisation.
3. Critically analyse contemporary issues associated with IT business value and the alignment of new and emerging technologies with organisational capabilities and the strategic priorities of business.
4. Research contemporary and emerging aspects of IT capability in practice that are relevant to solving current business challenges and communicate about these effectively to a diverse range of stakeholders.
5. Apply knowledge of the strategic capability of IT to develop the business case for an emergent technology investment and the delivery of business technology solutions.