MIS 320 Exam # 1 1. Nearly all business careers are affected by information systems. A common knowledge about information systems (IS) essential amongst all employees include an understanding of how IS aid firms in achieving their main objectives as well as any other essential tasks as efficiently as possible. An appreciation of the entire system and the central role of the databases are a must as well as basic technological skills to be able to navigate each individual’s respective portion of the system. Every major department in a business must have an understanding of information systems. For example, in operations management, employees must know of any changing hardware, software, and database technologies throughout the entire company so that they are able to take advantage and fully utilize their resources to make all operations run as efficient as possible. A career in IS requires employees to have an understanding of the central role databases and systems play in the business. They must have the in depth skills for designing new systems and implementing them with available hardware and software given the limitations each of them bring. They also must be able to coordinate with other businesses and design systems most beneficial and best suited to both parties’ needs. Employees in the marketing department of a business must be able to navigate through and effectively use marketing database systems to effectively manage customer relationships as well as continue to attract new customers to the business. Accounting and financial professionals need to understand the systems in place and any future software or hardware changes to effectively manage accounts while keeping them secure. 2. Globalization has many implications when looking for a new job. Globalization itself has caused many of both manufacturing and service jobs to move to different countries due to lower costs and low cost advances in communication. This includes individuals with lower skill levels to highly specialized professionals. As a result, the chances of you having to move to a new country or even continent are much greater when being hired or promoted by a company.
It also means that you are more likely to be working with foreigners regardless of whether or not you move. Globalization is making the job market much more competitive forcing individuals to learn new languages and develop their technical skills to have a better chance of being hired and promoted. Also, having excellent social and problem solving skills are becoming more critical in a globalizing market economy. Basically, the more an individual can contribute to a business based on their particular skill set gives them a better chance of being hired and promoted within an organization.
- Spring '17
- Computer program