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INFO7014 - Information Governance

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Title:Information Governance
Long Title:Information Governance
Module Code:INFO7014
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CATHERINE MURPHY
Module Author: MARTIN CONNOLLY
Module Description: This module equips the students with the concepts, strategies and best practices pertaining to Information Governance
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe and discuss the principles of Information Governance.
LO2 Describe and discuss Information Governance frameworks.
LO3 Apply the principles of risk and strategic planning to Information Governance.
LO4 Critically discuss the issues pertaining to delivery platforms from an Information Governance perspective.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Information Governance, Concepts & Principles
Information Governance, Data Governance, IT Governance, Information Governance Programmes, Information Governance Principles, Governance and Control Frameworks: COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology).
IT and IS Infrastructure Management
The role of an IT manager. The role of the IT department. Merger & Acquisition implications for Information Systems. Organizing for Systems Management. IT Infrastructure and IT Organisation Design. Managing software and Information Systems. Resource Planning and Staffing for Systems Management. Customer Service Considerations. Consumerization of IT. Helpdesks. Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Ethics, Legislation & Outsourcing. Availability, Performance and Tuning. Production Acceptance Processes. Change Management. Service Management. Configuration Management. Capacity Planning. Facilities Management. Developing business processes for IT and IS infrastructure. Using technology to automate business processes. Integrating system management processes.
Information Governance Risk Assessment & Strategic Planning
Information Risk Planning & Management, Strategic Planning & Best Practices for Information Governance, Information Governance Policy Development.
Service Design & Management
The practice of service management. The ITIL (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) framework. Service Strategy. Service Design. Service Transition. Service Operation.Service Strategy Processes. Service Design Processes. Continual Service Improvement. Aligning IT with business requirements.
The Information Governance Reference Model
Business Considerations for a successful Information Governance Program, Legal Functions, Records & Information Management Functions, Information Technology Functions, Privacy & Security Functions.
IT Governance
IT, Information and Data Governance and Compliance. Designing Security Controls. Risk Assessment and Strategic Planning. Policy Development. Legal Considerations. Governance for Delivery Systems: E-Mail, Instant Messaging and Social Media, Cloud Computing, Mobile Devices and Document Management Systems. Digital Asset Management. Digital Preservation. Using the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for Digital Preservation. Governance and Control Frameworks: COBIT (Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology). Management Separation. Process Capability Models.
Information Governance for Delivery Platforms
E-Mail & Instant Messaging, Social Media, Cloud Computing, Mobile Devices, Document Management Systems.
Systems & Software Administration
The LINUX Shell. Basic LINUX Commands. Managing System Resources. Performing backups, scheduling jobs and installing software. Process & Job Control. Managing Users. Integrated Scripting Environments. Object-Based Scripting.
Information Governance & The Long Term
Long Term Digital Preservation, Using the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) for Digital Preservation, Maintenance & Compliance.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Case Study applying the principles and concepts of risk management and strategic planning to Information Governance. 1,2,3 40.0 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End of semester formal exam. 1,2,3,4 60.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures on Information Governance topics. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of theoretical material. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures on Information Governance Topics. 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of theoretical material. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Robert F. Smallwood 2014, Information Governance: Concepts, Strategies, and Best Practices, 1st Edition Ed., Wiley (CIO) [ISBN: 9781118218303]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBISY_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Systems 4 Elective

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