Course in Issues and Perspectives in Software Business

Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
In Kolkata

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INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT CALCUTTA Diamond Harbour Road Joka, 700104, West Bengal, India
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Course programme

At IIM-C we firmly believe that information is power. In the years to come the need for increased sharing of information will govern the changes in organizational structure. A basic understanding of information systems is thus mandatory. We endeavor to ensure that you drive the e-commerce revolution. These courses not only equip you with software tools but also impart an understanding of the hardware which will help you set design your own database. It's time you started your own dotcom at IIMC.


In the last three decades software has emerged as an important and profitable business. Keeping pace with rapid changes in the Technology, the business models have evolved from service provisioning to a product business and to the present stage of balance between service and product. Recent attempts to exploit open-source paradigm has added interesting dimension to this. The entire evolution provides an interesting study for someone interested in exploiting emerging opportunities either by founding a software company or through working for a software company or corporate house that uses software technology extensively.

This elective course has been designed to satisfy that need through discussion of the following:

· Excitement, and the difficulties of managing in a fast-paced high-tech environment
· Strategic Issues facing the Software Business
· Evolution of Indian ITES Industry

It would be appropriate for technology consultants and for people planning to step into the role
of a CIO, as many of the issues the course deals with would be highly relevant for companies whose businesses are heavily dependent on software, such as in e-business or financial services.
Course Content

· Software as a business
· Models of value creation
o Offshore outsourcing
o Global Delivery Model
o ASP Aggregation
o Saas
o Open Source Software
· Issues related to
o Human resources
o Innovation
· Evolution of Indian IT Industry in terms of business models, capacity build-up, and future outlook

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