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Chapter 1 Foundations of Information Systems in Business James A. O'Brien, and George Marakas. Management Information Systems with MISource 2007, 8 th ed. Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 2007. ISBN: 13 9780073323091
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Chapter 1 Foundations of Information Systems in Business 2 1. Understand the concept of a system and how it relates to IS 2. Explain why knowledge of IS is important for business professionals; Identify five areas of Is knowledge needed 3. Give examples to illustrate how business applications of IS can support a firm’s business processes, managerial decision making, and strategies for competitive advantage 4. Provide examples of IS from your experiences with business organizations in the real world 5. Identify challenges that a business manager might face in managing the successful, ethical development and use of information technology 6. Provide examples of the components of real world IS 7. Become familiar with the myriad of career opportunities in IS Learning Objectives
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Chapter 1 Foundations of Information Systems in Business 3 Foundation Concepts Why study information systems and information technology? Vital component of successful businesses Helps businesses expand and compete Improves efficiency and effectiveness of business processes Facilitates managerial decision making and workgroup collaboration
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Chapter 1 Foundations of Information Systems in Business 4 Case 1 Heidelberg, Honeywell, Eaton Smart services, smart products Using information technology to monitor, intervene, assist Machines relay information via the Internet and wireless systems Optimized performance Minimized maintenance and repair costs Less unanticipated downtime Increased value justifies premium charge
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Chapter 1 Foundations of Information Systems in Business 5 Case Study Questions 1. Why should manufacturing companies build smart products and provide smart services? What business benefits can be gained? Provide examples beyond those discussed in this case 2. What information technologies are used by the companies in this case to build smart products and provide smart services? What other IT components might be used? Give examples of the capabilities they would provide 3. What are some limitations of a smart products and smart services strategy? Give several examples that a business might encounter Explain how it might overcome them
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Chapter 1 Foundations of Information Systems in Business 6 What is a System? A set of interrelated components With a clearly defined boundary Working together To achieve a common set of objectives
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Chapter 1 Foundations of Information Systems in Business 7 What is an Information System? An organized combination of…
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