Over the years information technology has become pervasive in organizations leading to digital firms where internal business processes and relationships with customers and suppliers are digitally enabled. This course will enhance understanding of how IT really matters in driving and supporting business strategies and processes. The course provides insights and skills with respect to the following subjects: the role of IT in organizations, the reasons why organizations invest in IT, the relationship between business and IT strategy, electronic business and commerce, IT security issues, the role of IT in different functional business processes (marketing, logistics, etc), business process reengineering, enterprise systems, building new information systems, IT outsourcing, etc. Lectures, discussions and exercises are used to help the students understand the relationship between IT and the business. The students will have the opportunity to carry out a group assignment that will help them to understand and critically analyse research papers in this area.