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Where to find info in the book comm 226Chapter 11.1 Why should I study info systems? $-Benefits of being an informed user-Career opportunities-Complexity of managing information systems-Traditional vs new functions of MIS department1.2 Overview of Computer based information systems-Data items, information, knowledge-Hardware, software, etc.1.3 How does IT affect organizations?1.4 Importance of IS to societyChapter 22.1 Intro $-trends-hardware consists of…2.2 Strategic Hardware issues $(how to keep up? When and what to buy? Life/work balance. Personal vs. business devices?)2.3 Computer Hierarchy (types of computers) $-thin vs fat client-AR2.4 Input and Output technologies $-Human date entry vs source data automation-Gesture recognition-Multimedia tech2.5 The Central Processing Unit $-“microprocessor”-Parts of cpu/microprocessor-How it works step by step-Moores law-Advances in design
-Computer memoryoPrimary storage and secondary storageoCapacityoTypes of primary storageoTypes of secondary storage3.13.23.34.14.24.3 Types of clouds $4.44.5 Benefits of cloud computing $4.6 concerns with cloud computing $4.7
1.1Why Should I Study InformationSystems?Video Lesson: Why Should I Study Information Systems?Video Lesson: Why Should I Study Information Systems?You are part of the most connected generation in history. You have grown uponline; you are, quite literally, never out of touch; you use moreinformationtechnologies(in the form of digital devices), for more tasks, and arebombarded with more information than any generation. TheMIT TechnologyReviewrefers to you asHomo conexus. Information technologies are sodeeply embedded in your life that your daily routines would be almostunrecognizable to a college student just 20 years ago.Essentially, you practise continuous computing, surrounded by amovable information network. This network is created by constant co-operation between the digital devices you carry (e.g., laptops, tablets, andsmart phones), the wired and wireless networks that you access as you moveabout, and Web-based tools for finding information and communicating andcollaborating with other people. Your network enables you to pull informationabout virtually anything from anywhere, at any time, and to push your ownideas back to the Web, from wherever you are, via a mobile device. Think ofeverything you do online, often with your smart phone: register for classes;take classes (and not just at your university); access class syllabi,information, PowerPoints, and lectures; research class papers andpresentations; conduct banking; pay your bills; research, shop, and buyproducts from companies or other people; sell your “stuff”; search for, andapply for, jobs; make your travel reservations (hotel, airline, rental car);create your own blog and post your own podcasts and videocasts to it;design your own page on Facebook; make and upload videos to YouTube;take, edit, and print your own digital photographs; “burn” your own custom-music CDs and DVDs; use RSS feeds to create your personal electronicnewspaper; text and tweet your friends and family throughout your day;send Snaps; and many other activities. (Note: If any of these terms areunfamiliar to you, don't worry. You will learn about everything mentionedhere in more detail later in this text.)The Informed User—You!

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