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Chapter 1 Summary - Ashley Whittaker Business Info Systems...

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Ashley Whittaker Business Info Systems Summary, Chapter 1 Due: 1/29/08 1) What Is an Information System? i) System – A group of components that interact to achieve some purpose. ii) Information System (IS) – A group of components that interact to produce information. iii) Five-Component Framework (1) Computer Hardware (2) Software (3) Data (4) Procedures (5) People 2) What Is MIS? i) MIS (Management Information Systems) – The development and use of information systems that help businesses achieve their goals and objectives. b) Development and Use of Information Systems i) Use no matter what career you work in ii) Ethical issues c) Achieving Business Goals and Objectives i) People do the work, not the actual “business” ii) Businesses create information systems for the wrong reasons iii) Look at information systems and technologies only through the lens of business need 3) How Does IS Differ from IT? i)
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