ITX3000 – Le3 (28Feb2016)

  1. Academic achievement: elite such as excel horse racing of Statistics Lecturer;
  2. Content
    1. Data analysis: looking for recurring pattern and themes;
    2. Coding / indexing data & points, thus, analyze by different methodologies;
  3. References:
    1. WK3-4 lecture notes
    2. Self Statistics research for stocks and  real estate assets (buy at 2018?) -> 先知先覺
      1. methodology 1- symptom from benchmark such as selling strategy of big brothers;
      2. methodology 2- rate change of  賠率 until last one minute of the race, then process and identify the 1 to 2 potential winners (eg. ~60% to win);
      3. don’t listen to media comment / recommendation from economist / critics /
      4. Why big rise of stock in 2017?
      5. Stock / Currency / real estate (asset) research and save resources frequently, thus, confidence in disaster (by statistics) -> (by skills) divide into 5 parts between extreme ends; Interest brings energy to go on;
    3. Big data to historic data about productivity and quality about machine and staff basis
    4. Case study – free to work for 30% workload from upper level, English only and read English business / management books; executive summary – one page and management could consider from this information;
  4. Assignment 1 strategy and technique
ITX3000 – Le3 (28Feb2016)

BIS3400 – Le4 (28/2/2016)

  1. Class reschedule arrangement
    1. Cancel next week of BIS3400 and re-arrange to add class in 3rd July and 17th July, and cancel class next week (HKMA will notice);
    2. For BIS3399, add VIVA class at 15th July (deadline for submission: add 8 hours for UK time).
      1. Submission to UniHub before class, then revise (if needed) after VIVA
  2. Content (WK3 lecture note)
    1. Assignment 1 at Mar; Assignment 2 at 29/4; Assignment 3 at ;
    2. Professionals should acquire legal knowledge
    3. eg. Coverage of Copyright Act, Data Protection Act, Computer Misuse Act (UK),
    4. Legal issues about surveillance: Data Protection Act and Computer Misuse  Act… Thus research laws and cases for your study;
    5. Laws: Continental Laws (France, China…) & Common Laws (Singapore / Australia / UK…);
      1. Continental: Individual legislation consideration;
      2. Common: could be referred between countries using Common Laws;
    6. Laws = Ethical?
      1. Laws is a result of political, preferred to
      2. Project / Coursework: No need to introduce the body / laws, but directly go to the content of titles or laws;
      3. CourseWork: including aspect of work-life balance;
        1. Nowadays, workplace surveillance extends to outside workplace, such as remote access after business hours affect work-life balance (principles?); speech of personal social media affecting company reputation;
      4. CourseWork: Dual use Diliemmas…& p.12 of note about GPS;
      5. Bodies: IFIP / ACM / IEEE / BCS /
    7. WK5 lecture note – Privacy
      1. Privacy – human rights from natural laws, but some laws of public security contradict to protect social stability;
      2. Coursework, mention declaration and relevant Acts…(PPT) The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 12 (principle of common value, including China / HK…); The European Convention on Human Rights Article 8; The Human Rights Act, 1998 (UK) Article 8
      3. CourseWork Intro: Implications of ICT for privacy (ppt note), capacity to collect / store /share (platform / network speed); invisible collection of data (personal profile / contacts / communication data); Data mining (trends or how long for event B to happen after event A);
      4. Primary use and Secondary use of data mining for customer behavior analyze;
      5. Information privacy / anomality / promixty / free service + convenience + security;
      6. Aw
      7. CourseWork: Dataveillance (Data+Surveillance)
        1. Facial recognition is not privacy data as fingerprint, as it is seen public;
        2. workplace monitoring – work-life balance as not all working hours without personal… research work-life balance ethical…intrusive / invasive…
      8. Is GPS to trace a person ethical? loss child of elderly? loss of hiker?
    8. WK6 Lecture note – legal
      1. Data Protection Act (UK)
      2. HK – 香港私隱專員公署
    9. CourseWork: there is at least one citation every paragraph;
  3. Download <Code of Conduct> of the Professional bodies;
  4. Comment: do not use RefWorks, use Note referencing suggested
  5. Study plan for UML / FDF / Tableau;
BIS3400 – Le4 (28/2/2016)

Weekly work-done reviews and next week plan

  1. WK1 – Passed – no info
  2. WK2 – Passed – no info
  3. WK3 – Passed – …
  4. WK4
    1. BIS3324: read / written words / others;
    2. BIS3399:
    3. BIS3400:
    4. ITX3000:
  5. WK5
    1. BIS3324: tutor commented ‘good’ for our progress
    2. BIS3399: final draft of proposal / final draft of esssay 1 of BIS3400
    3. BIS3400: cancelled lesson
    4. ITX3000: cancelled lesson
  6. WK6
    1. BIS3324: reflective report / outsourcing stategy – framework w/ subtitle / group work 2
    2. BIS3399: literature reviews – framework w/ subtitle
    3. BIS3400: prototype 1 / plan for final report – framework /subtitle
    4. ITX3000:
    5. Others:
      1. research proposal
      2. Study plan of work knowledge: PM / analysis / UML
  7. WK7
Weekly work-done reviews and next week plan

BIS3399 – LE4 (26FEB2016)


  1. Content
    1. Development and Design Analysis (one-third of project)
      1. With Development tasks (one-fourth), they weighs more than half of work in this project;
      2. Needs time to work on and continuous efforts instead of big-bang work;
      3. Thus, Supervisor will show us some skills / knowledge about DFD (Data flow diagram); Database design (ER diagram) which will be used in project;
    2. Citation and References
      1. Must work on during writing instead of coming back later
      2. Good Habit: take a hard copy or photo for backup
      3. What are good resources?
        1. research materials / academic materials:with fact and findings;
          1. journals / University press / paper / online DB;
        2. NO opinion works: blog / wiki / brochure…
      4. How to use resources in your project:
        1. paraphasing (~95%): summarizing authors’ ideas by your own but should include citation;
          1. Better approach: Author (1999, p.23) have provided that ….
        2. quotation (<5%):  presenting original works from author; mainly used for definition in introduction;
        3. References in <Reference List>: must follow notation standards** by MiddleSex University;
        4. Journals are published on fixed duration while collections are published without time concerns but on availability of materials;
      5. **References: MU Note <Referencing-26-11-15>
      6. Word count of deliverable:
        1. Proposal 1: 1500 – 2000 words
        2. Intermediate Deliverable: 3000 words
        3. Project report – ~8000 words
        4. Upload link will be sent from MU next week
  2. Reviewing with supervisor on work done of Project Proposal
    1. Rationale:
      1. Comment:
    2. Schedule
      1. Comment:
  3. Follow-ups
    1. Check how to submit in turnitin;
    2. Download JS-Schedule;
    3. Benson requested that no single point >2 for turnitin checking;
BIS3399 – LE4 (26FEB2016)

BIS3324 – Le4 (23Feb2016)

  1. Video watching about using Information System in Logistic industry in HK (<世界物流 香港出發>BY ATV);
    1. EDI data exchange for container handling in terminal;
    2. Kerry Logistics: integrated logistic visible platform to show logistics status;
    3. OBTIS for truck management system -> better services (real time status) and lower cost (with mobile system on truck);
    4. RFID application for baggage handling by HK Airport;
    5. RFID application for smart container to log temperature / door opening detection / shock detection;
  2. Interview questions about 10 with Mission -> Vision -> Goals -> Business strategy -> IT strategy…
  3. Limited referencing in analysis such as Annual report;
  4. Alan took away our proposal of version 1 and approved our group proposal but asked us:
    1. add “information requirements and how to satisfy them in various decision levels”
  5. follow-ups
    1. mission of Midland
    2. success cases of IS in estate agency;
    3. PEST analysis for Threat (SWOT) in group report;
BIS3324 – Le4 (23Feb2016)

BIS3324 – Self work2 (23Feb2016)

  1. SWOT
    1. Strength
    2. Weakness
    3. Opportunities:
      1. New Town development plan
      2. How to boost trading rate?
    4. Threat
      1. Decrease trading rate?
      2. Product to take away sales? C2C Mobile application / portal;
      3. Risk to damage internal competivity? eg. Attacks / leakage of customer information
  2. Porter Five Forces
  3. Q&A
  4. Outsourcing
  5. Keywords:
    1. estate agency 3D technology
  6. References:
    1. The latest high-tech (and low-tech) tools used by estate agents.
    2. 20+ Awesome Technology Tools for Real Estate Agents – See more at:
    3. At home with technology:
BIS3324 – Self work2 (23Feb2016)

ITX3000 – Le2 (21Feb2016)

  1. Objectives:
    • WK2 – Data Gathering Methods (note p.16 – )
  2. Content
    • University education training for lifelong benefits
      • Hypothesis
      • Literature reviews
      • Collect data (Chapter 2 & Chapter 3 of ITX3000)
        • Verify you theories repeatedly after findings
        • Methods: observation / interviews / questionnaires / focus groups;
      • Result -> OK / Failure
      • Conclusion
    • eg. buy strong stocks and sell weak stocks (when market up or down?); what is strong and what is weak stocks;
    • Key issues: Setting goals -> pilot studies -> relationship with participants (eg. informed consent form: agree to provide information )
    • Triangulation: more than one collection technique is used to prevent biased data;
    • Data recording: better with summary of data gathered and feedback to users;
    • Data gathering methods: when doing a research, then *define and introduce, compare and contrast the 5 methods (7 parts), and *discuss your method selection decision;
      • Surveys / Interviews / Contextual inquiry / Focus group / Observation;
    • Interviews: 1-2 interviewees; isolated environment rather than users’ workplace;
    • Focus group: prepare objectives and question list to guide discussion;
    • Observation: biased performance of interviewee under pressure of observation;
    • Discussion about data gathering for LINC sample;
      • Importance – Design -> Evaluation (initial pilot study);
      • Procedures:
        • Gathering requirements and data
          • Data gathering with clear goals;
          • Pilot study / Triangulation;
          • Design guidelines -> requirements;
  3. References
  4. Follow-ups
    1. Point elaborate in paragraph: Topic sentence + definition + explanation + how + suggestion + examples;
    2. Develop reflective sentences every time;
    3. Market / Industry trends every weeks;
    4. Jobs / study news every two weeks;
    5. Pros and Cons, Compare and contrast of data gathering methods;
    6. Labor Union of  Shipping / LC – quick gathering knowledge;
    7. Thinking way: Ask why about theory…
    8. Mindsets of some people who did not receive university education -> hypothesis and subjective with their assumption -> as without learning process about literature review and collect data…
    9. Analysis of SWOT for yourself every 6 months;
ITX3000 – Le2 (21Feb2016)