S08_class_03_ch2 - MIS 301 IT in Business Spring 2008 Class...

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MIS 301 IT in Business Spring 2008 Class #3 Chapter 2 Elota Patton IROM Department McCombs School of Business
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IT Could Happen to You To get her blog budget approved: Dee needs specifics Dee needs answers How will this blog impact sales process? How will salespeople use it? How will it help gain sales?
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Study Questions How did this stuff get here? What is a business process? What are business process components? What is information? What role does information play in business processes? How do information systems (IS) support business processes? How does this knowledge help Dee?
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How Did This Stuff Get Here? Business processes must work together Each business must Obtain payment Cover costs Make a profit
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UT Football Name Business Components
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What is a Business Process? A network of Activities Resources Facilities Information That interact to achieve business function
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Portion of Inventory Mgmt System Figure 2-1
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Business Process Activities Transforms resources and information from one type into another Follows rules and procedures Manual, automated, or combination Example: Payment(activity) transforms QuantityReceived(information) and ShippingInvoice(information) into PaymentToSupplier(resource)
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Business Process Resources Items of value External to organization Examples: Customers Suppliers
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Business Process Facilities Example business process structures Inventories Databases Factories Equipment Factory Database
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Business Process Information Used by activities Determine how to transform inputs into outputs Difficult to define
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What is Information? Knowledge derived from data Data presented in meaningful context Processed data Data processed by summing, ordering, averaging, grouping, comparing A difference that makes a difference
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Good Information Accurate Correct and complete
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course MIS 301 taught by Professor Mccleod during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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S08_class_03_ch2 - MIS 301 IT in Business Spring 2008 Class...

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