UNH seeks firms looking for help with technology challenges

The Information Systems Management Program at the University of New Hampshire Whittemore School of Business and Economics is looking for businesses and nonprofits that want to work with students on technology-focused projects during the 2013 spring semester.

"Our students have helped New Hampshire businesses address some very challenging situations and have worked with them in developing many technology solutions that are in use today. Everyone gains, both businesses and students," said Barry Shore, professor of decisions sciences who manages the program.

The corporate project course is the capstone course in the undergraduate Information Systems Management option. It is taken in the spring semester each year by those business administration seniors who specialize in Information Systems Management.Students work in groups on projects submitted by sponsoring organizations.

"Last year more than 40 projects were submitted, and we were able to select 12 projects that met the interests of students as well as the needs of sponsoring organizations," said Shore.Among past projects have been a Web strategy development project for a consumer products startup, a business-to-business database application for a large telephone company, systems analysis and design for a large financial company, mobile applications for a consumer products manufacturer, and marketing information systems for several small and medium-sized firms.He said interested businesses may submit a one-page proposal (in Word or PDF format) containing the name of business, address, contact information and brief (not more than 200 words) description of their problem/needs.

All submissions, including questions and clarifications, should be sent electronically to Barry Shore at bshore@unh.edu. Deadline for submission is Nov. 30. — NEW HAMPSHIRE BUSINESS REVIEW

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