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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 1 – I nformation Systems and You WHAT IS AN I N FOR MAT ION SYSTEM An information system (IS) (synonym for computer information system) is a group of components that interact to produce information. The components that interact to produce this information are: o Five-component framework of computer hardware o Software – refers to programs only in this book. o Data o Procedures – do not have to be written down, some programs require users to already know the steps required to use the software. o People Ex: When typing an essay, you are using hardware (computer), software (Microsoft word), data (words to make the essay), procedures (methods you use to start the program and etc) and people (you). WHAT IS M IS Management information systems (MIS) is the development and use of information systems that help businesses achieve their goals and objectives. It has 3 key elements: o Development and use. –we need to create and develop our own systems that apply to our jobs so we can make them easier. And we use these systems by protecting and backing up the data....
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- Winter '10
- Gordon Moore