Covers Chapters 1-6
What is MIS?
Management Information Systems: the management and use of information systems that
help organizations achieve their strategies
Management and use
a group of components that interact to achieve some purpose.
– a group of components that interact to produce information.
The components of an information system
Computer hardware (computer, keyboard, monitor.)
Software (Word, excel)
Data (the words, sentences, paragraphs in your report)
Procedures (methods used to start the program, enter your report, print, save)
IT vs. IS
– the products, methods, inventions and standards that are
used for the purpose of producing information. Pertains to hardware, software,
and data components.
Drives the development of new information systems
Continues industry to next stages
Can buy IT
– An assembly of hardware, software, data, procedures and
people that produces information.
Cannot buy IS
Like managing a Facebook page (FB makes Facebook, you manage)
- An assembly of hardware, software, data, procedures and
people that interact to produce information
derived from data