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INFORMATION SYSTEMSDESIGNThe Importance of Information Systems DesignFrancesco J. Hayes Sr.American Military University, West Virginia1
INFORMATION SYSTEMS DESIGNThe Importance of Information Systems DesignInformation systems are comprised of four components, the technology subsystem, the process subsystem, people and structure. These four components work harmoniously with one another to create a valuable tool for any business. When properly configured your information system can set you apart from other businesses ensuring success.The technology component is comprised of three elements—hardware, software and telecommunication systems. (D. McCubbrey, 2009) Technology not only refers to electronic devices such as a computer, but based on your business it could be face-to-face interaction or the use of a telephone. Within the technology component are both hardware such as computers, laptops and smartphones and software which are the various programs used within the hardware.

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