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Business and Information Technology

The University of the Free State
Program overview
7 days
Summer / Short course
Start dates
January 2021

February 2021

Program description

Business and Information Technology

Objectives of the program

Business and Information Technology aims to provide participants with a practical approach to the management and assessment of the information and communication infrastructure. This aids in achieving business goals based on generally accepted best practices and international standards. This short program will help participants in understanding the role of technology in business, assessing their own business environment and identifying the need for technology in the business environment and organisation.

All short learning programs can be customised and offered on an inhouse basis.

Admission requirements

This short learning program is aimed at individuals interested in improving their understanding of the impact of ICT on business processes and strategy in order to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of Business Information Technology within their organisation.

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Program content

program Outline

  • The role of technology in business decisions
  • IT in business processes
  • Changes in technology and the impact thereof on a business
  • The impact of technology on business growth with regards to:
    • Purpose
    • Impact
    • Efficiency
    • Investment
  • The management of IT risks on the basis of the:
    • Identification, assessment and mitigation of risks
    • Development of response plans
    • Revision of risk management procedures
    • Legal requirements
    • Policies and Procedures
    • Reduction of IT risks
  • Protection of Personal Information (ICT Law and POPI Bill)
  • Next Generation IT trends
  • Defining Cloud Computing
  • Technology and TCO
  • The use of Microsoft applications in business


By the end of the program, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the role of technology in business
  • Understand the impact of Information Technology (IT) in business processes
  • Evaluate the purpose, impact and efficiency of IT for business growth
  • Identifying, assessing, and managing IT and communications risks
  • Review the risk management procedures relating to the use of technology including:
    • Legal Requirements
    • Policies and Procedures
  • Understanding the impact of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) law and the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) bill on the use of IT
  • Evaluate and calculate the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in owning and using technology and outsourcing to vendors
  • Understand the impact and cost of Cloud Computing and evaluating future trends in IT

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About this institute

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The University of the Free State

The University of the Free State is situated in Bloemfontein – the centre of South Africa.  Bloemfontein serves as the capital of the Free State Province as well as the. Judicial Capital of South Africa.  This beautiful city is also...

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The University of the Free State

PO Box 339
9300 Bloemfontein

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