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Welcome to Introduction to Information Systems. It is wonderful that you are in this class. The entire purpose of this class is to help you learn how to analyze businesses and apply information systems in a business. 1
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My name is Russ Robbins. I’ve been teaching courses like this for about ten years. I chose this profession because I’m interested in helping young people learn as well as discovering how information systems can be used in order to help the world. In the early 90s I worked at IBM. While I was there I essentially in charge of paying corporate taxes and for sending high dollar amounts to various places around the world. After that I worked at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) as a systems analyst. A systems analyst studies a business problem and then helps solve the business problem using computers and software In this role I led the transformation business problem using computers and software. In this role I led the transformation of data from a legacy system to a new ERP system. We’ll learn about these terms in this class but suffice it to say that we took data from a home-grown system, understood it, took it out of that system, and placed it into the new system. After that I built a data warehouse for RPI. We’ll also learn about data warehouses – but for now you can think of data warehouses as information systems that help people make decisions. After that I started a small company that built a web-based enterprise system for not-for-profits that provide care to mentally retarded and developmentally disabled persons. After that I began teaching and doing research.
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