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Chapter 12 Information Systems
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  2 Managing Information Information system: Software that helps us organize and analyze data. Flexible application software tools that allow the user to dictate and manage the organization of data, and that have basic processing capabilities to analyze the data in various ways. Two of the most popular general application information systems are electronic spreadsheets and database management systems.
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  3 Spreadsheets Spreadsheet: A software application that allows the user to organize and analyze data using a grid of labeled cells. Spreadsheet cells are referenced by their column/row designation.
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  4 Spreadsheets A cell can contain literal data that is numeric or string . String type data is also referred to as text . Samples: 5, “Hello”,”5” Data stored in a cell can be formatted to change its appearance. Justification Font Currency/date/etc.
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  5 Spreadsheets Suppose we have collected data on the number of students that came to get help from a set of tutors over a period of several weeks.
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2010 for the course CSE CSE 1520 taught by Professor Paul during the Spring '09 term at York University.

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