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module.1.session.2.handouts - BUSMIS 1060 Module 1...

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1 BUSMIS 1060 Module 1: Technology, Organizations, and Opportunities Session 2: Business Value of Information Systems Dr. Russ Robbins In this lecture we will discuss What organizations do… What decisions and processes are… What information systems are… The difference between IS & IT… People, Technology, and Information… How IS can enable business… Your plethora of experiences with IS… A Necessary Symbiosis… Symbiosis: any interdependent or mutually beneficial relationship between two persons, groups, etc. ( http://www.dictionary.com ) Organizations engage in two major activities Conducting processes Making decisions Nearly everything within an organization revolves around these two things Information Systems (IS) play a key role in both of these activities
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2 What do organizations do? Decisions – What kinds of decisions do companies make? Processes – what is a process Processes – what is a process? What kinds do companies execute? Now…what are the two things that are symbiotic? Let’s take a process… Your turn Quick Review What do organizations do? What is a decision? What is a p ocess? What is a process? What is the relationship between a decision and process? In your process, what were the decisions?
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3 Information Systems Information Systems are complex systems that provide opportunities for creating business value (or that can be areas of potential problems) IS Technology Information systems consist of: People Information (i.e. data) Technology
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2009 for the course BUSMIS 1060 taught by Professor Robbins during the Fall '09 term at Pittsburgh.

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module.1.session.2.handouts - BUSMIS 1060 Module 1...

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