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Chapter One IS - Information Systems MIS - Management information systems Moore’s Law - The number of transistors per square inch on an integrated chip doubles every 18 months Chapter Two Business process - is a network of activities, resources, facilities, and information that interact to achieve some business function. Chapter Three New Vendors Suppliers Rivalry Customers Five Forces Model- determines’ industry profitability (Pretend lines are all going towards center box) Switching costs - Company locks customers in by making it difficult or expensive for customers to switch to another product. Linkages - interactions across value activities. Margin - net benefit Value chain - network of value-creating activities Chapter Four Byte Kilobyte-K- 1024 bytes Megabyte-MB- 1024K 1048576 bytes
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Unformatted text preview: Gigabyte-GB- 1024MB Terabyte-TB- 1024GB Volatile- means contents are lost when power is off. Nonvolatile- contents survive when power is off (Four major operating systems) Windows, Mac, Unix, Linux Substitute Vendors Chapter Five Database- self-describing collection of integrated records Metadata- data that describe data. Structured Query Language- international standard language for processing a database. Chapter Six LAN- local area network WAN- wide area networks Protocol- set of rules that two communication devices follow Switch- receives and transmits messages on the LAN NIC- network interface card- connects the devices circuitry to the cable Encryption- transforming text into code for communication...
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  • Spring '08
  • KOH
  • Computer network, Local area network, Wide area network, integrated chip doubles, MIS- Management information, Margin- net benefit

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