Information systems are the lifeblood of the modern enterprise, making up the single largest portion of capital spending among U.S. corporations. They have the power to create and restructure industries, empower individuals and firms, and dramatically reduce costs. As a result, organizations desperately need well-trained information systems specialists and technology-savvy managers. Today’s managers simply cannot effectively perform without a solid understanding of the role of information systems in organizations, competition, and society.
The Information Systems Department in the Carroll School of Management is committed to providing undergraduate and graduate students with the knowledge and skills required to plan, develop, and deploy technology-based business solutions. Students are equipped with a solid understanding of the strategic role of information systems in organizations and the influential role of technology in society.
Camera Mouse Reaches 1,000,000 Downloads
On September 25, 2012 the 1,000,000 copy of Camera Mouse was downloaded after first being released in June 2007 at cameramouse.org. (Read more)
Michelle Pinette Wins Graduate IS Award
Michelle Pinette is the graduate recipient of the IS Award for 2011-2012, which is given to the top Information Systems-oriented MBA student. Throughout her time at BC, Michelle was a Second Year Consultant, a co-director of the Graduate Women In Business club, and a co-director of Invest in Kids (INK). She also ran the Boston Marathon with fellow INK co-directors to raise over $10,000 for a scholarship fund that will be used to help the students who participate in INK pay for college expenses. Michelle will be starting at Phillips Healthcare in Framingham, MA as a project manager in June 2012.
Boston College's Information Systems Department Ranked # 4
The Boston College Information Systems department has been recognized with a fourth place position in Business Week’s inaugural business school specialist rankings for Information Systems. Kudos to Prof. John Gallaugher for lobbying Business Week editors to have IS added to the rankings. Although it’s hard to know just what determines this kind of ranking, we can hope that at least in part it’s a reflection of the hard work so many have put toward raising the profile of technology education at BC!
Kane Appointed Associate Editor at MISQ
Congratulations to Prof. Gerald C. Kane on his appointment as Associate Editor at MISQ. As part of his new duties, Jerry has been assigned to set up and monitor MISQ's new social media site, and will work with a Senior Editor on matters of strategy and policy. This is an exciting development for the field, and should further reinforce Jerry's status as a leader in the social media space.
Making Boston 'awesome' for entrepreneurs
Two students are featured in a Boston Globe section devoted to ways in which the City of Boston can attract and retain young entrepreneurs. Senior Andrew Boni (left) writes on improving Boston's reputation. Second year MBA student Courtney Scrib writes on the city's need for a startup culture.
BC Sophomores Win Mobile Track at MIT's Prestigious $100k Contest
BC Sophomores Patrick Allen and Spencer Wiedman won the Mobile Track at last Thursday's MIT $100K Executive Summary Competition. (Read More)
Students Start Energy Efficiency Company
IS students CJ Reim '13 and Rich Rines '13 and fellow student Kevin Driscoll '13 are featured in Boston.com. (Read More)
BC Joins Global Enterprise Technology Immersion Program
Dear IS students, How would you like to spend January to August of your junior year at a well-paid internship at a company like JPMorgan Chase or IBM or General Electric or Bloomberg or Cisco or Ernst and Young and earn 15 credits through course work and emerge with strong knowledge about Global Enterprise Technology? (Read more)
Ransbotham covered in Technology Review
"Open-Source Could Mean an Open Door for Hackers." A new analysis suggests that attackers exploit open-source software flaws faster and more effectively. (Read more)
Fichman Wins Graduate Teaching Award
Prof. Rob Fichman is the inaugural winner of the Carroll School award for excellence in graduate teaching. He was selected after the awards subcommittee conducted a rigorous evaluation process that involved soliciting nominations from students and a careful examination of student evaluations and comments. Fichman received a high number of nominations from students and had outstanding scores in all dimensions of teaching including those for being challenging and rigorous.
Shawn Wong Wins Undergraduate IS Award
Shawn Wong is the undergraduate recipient of the IS Award for 2011-2012, which is given to the top undergraduate IS concentrator. Shawn graduated from Boston College summa cum laude with majors in Information Systems and Marketing. He was President of the Information Systems Academy for 2011-2012, a participant in TechTrek East and TechTrek West, and completed internships at HP and JP Morgran during his time at Boston College. Shawn will be joining Deloitte Consulting in July 2012 as a Business Technology Analyst.
Gallaugher Wins Distinguished Teacher Award
Prof. John Gallaugher has won the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award for 2010-2011. Prof. Gallaugher is well-known for his profoundly innovative TechTreks, for his outstanding teaching in MI021, for his revolutionary introductory IS textbook, for his tireless work for the BC Venture Competition, and for his mentorship of many students.
Peter Olivieri Retires
Prof. Peter Olivieri entered Boston College as a freshman in September 1961. He is retiring after 41 years as a faculty member. Pete played an important role at Boston College as an inspirational teacher to 10,000 students, as the co-inventor of EagleEyes, as the founder and Director of the Interactive Media Lab, as an innovator in interactive multimedia and its use in education and sports and nursing, as a wonderful and caring human being. He will be missed.
"Knowing Jesse" - Via BC's "EagleEyes"
"Sopranos" actress and writer Marianne Leone has chronicled her transformation by the remarkable life and untimely death of her physically disabled son with Academy Award-winning actor Chris Cooper in Knowing Jesse: A Mother's Story of Grief, Grace, and Everyday Bliss, which includes the help provided to Jesse by the assistive technology "EagleEyes" developed by Prof. Gips and Prof. Olivieri. Fox News Boston (at approx. 4:00 into the clip).
Andrew Boni '11 is featured in Google AdSense Videos
MacCalvin Romain '11 speaks at TEDxBoston
Kane Featured In NSF Video
Prof. Gerald Kane's research under his National Science Foundation Career Award on "Using Social Media to Manage Knowledge" is featured in a video in Science Nation, the National Science Foundation Magazine. Please press play to watch the video below:
Gallaugher Featured in BC Promotion
Prof. John Gallaugher and the Information Systems Department's Tech Trek and Tech For Good programs are featured in this year's 30 second promotional spot airing during all BC sporting events. Please press play to watch the promotional spot below.