The COVID-19 outbreak drove home the fact that information technology is critical to enable government agencies and businesses to continue to function during the pandemic. Information technology ubiquitously touches nearly every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Its rapid evolution continues to have significant impacts on how people live and work, and how they communicate with one another, within increasingly diverse, complex social networks. And the information life cycle today moves much faster than it did 30, 20, even 5 years ago. Just as we adopt a new device or learn a new piece of software, the next best and greatest innovation comes along and renders our “new” tool or toy obsolete.



Post your insights about how information and information technology have changed your daily life, both professionally and personally. Focus on the technologies that have helped you increase your effectiveness at work and in business and how you might apply these technologies as a business manager.

Refer to the Week 1 Discussion Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this grading rubric to assess your work.

Important Note About Discussion Rubrics: In the peer-to-peer engagement section of the Discussion, the focus of your posts and responses should be to promote quality interaction with your colleagues and Instructor, to further the dialogue on the particular topic, to deepen your mutual understanding of concepts, and to draw out new ideas. Although you are encouraged to provide support for ideas you bring in from other sources, which is appropriate for discourse within a master’s-level classroom, emphasis is placed on the quality of the engagement as noted in the Discussion rubrics, with 40% of your score based on your level of engagement in the ongoing conversation with your colleagues.

Read some of your colleagues’ postings.


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