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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to Management Information Systems Lecture 6: Networks and Communication Technology Nilesh Saraf Faculty of Business Administration Simon Fraser University 1 / 63 Midterm Exam I 90 minutes (same time & place as the lectures) I Closed book I no calculators, translators, PDAs, cell phones, etc. I 60 multiple choice questions I sample format on WebCT - Week 7 I Covers Chapters 1-6 I textbook and all lecture material I Bring the following: I your SFU ID or picture ID (required) I pencil (to fill in bubble sheet) and eraser I Questions? 2 / 63 What have we learnt? Learning to ask some of the difficult questions about Information Systems I When and how do they benefit organizations/individuals? I How do we define successful information systems? I Why are some successful and others not? I BPA, BPI, BPT I Value chain model, Porters five forces I How do we organize data? Use it? Benefit from it? I What is the nature of the hardware and software assets companies have? How do managers decide about new hardware/software investments? 6 / 63 This Could Happen To You I A manager needs to decide where she will run the blog I It needs to be private to maintain a competitive advantage I Sales people need to have easy access I Passwords may be needed to restrict access I The company has a private network I Protected by firewall I Employees access through VPN I can be protected from unauthorized access I sales people can access with same password they already use 10 / 63 Learning Objectives I Definitions I Why should I care about Networks? I What is a computer network? I What are the components of a LAN? I What do I need to know about connecting to the Internet? I What options do I have for connecting to the Internet? I How does e-mail actually work? I What is a VPN and why is it important? I What other things should a Business Student know about the Internet? 11 / 63 Some Definitions: Telecommunications 12 / 63 Some Definitions: Telecommunications 13 / 63 Some Definitions: Telecommunications 14 / 63 Some Definitions: Telecommunications 15 / 63 Some Definitions: Transmission Media 16 / 63 Some Definitions: Transmission Media 17 / 63 Some Definitions: Transmission Media Wireline I Twisted-pair copper (telephone wire) I Coaxial cable (cable television) I Fiber-optic cable Wireless I Infrared light I Cellular telephone (analog or digital) I Microwave I Satellite (geostationary or low-earth) 18 / 63 Some Definitions: Analog and Digital 19 / 63 Some Definitions: Analog and Digital 20 / 63 Some Definitions: Network 21 / 63 Some Definitions: Network 22 / 63 Some Definitions: Protocol 23 / 63 Some Definitions: Summary (1) 24 / 63 Some Definitions: Summary (2) 25 / 63 Networks and Architecture 26 / 63 Why should I care about Networks?...
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