Lecture 2 - Information Systems: IT Impacts on...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/1/10 Instructor: Vijay Dakshinamoorthy MGCR 331 Section Information Systems: IT Impacts on Organizations Session 2: IS Concepts, IT Careers Sept. 3rd 2009
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9/1/10 22 2 Administrative Items By now, you should: l Have a copy of the course outline & last class’ notes l Have confirmed that you can access WebCT l Use the discussion section of WebCT to post questions, discussion items for instructors, peers
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9/1/10 33 Ambassadors 3 If interested, apply by sending your professor an e-mail no later than Sept 15th indicating: l Name l Student Number l Gender (M or F) l Why you want to be an ambassador?
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9/1/10 44 Today’s agenda 4 Today’s Economic Environment Key Organizational Resources l Information, People, IT Information Systems Impact of IT on business organizations l Eras of globalization, Flatteners IT Careers
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9/1/10 Session 2 in the Big Picture
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/1/10 Today’s Economic Environment
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9/1/10 77 Today’s Economic Environment 7 Information age l transfer information freely, and l have instant access to knowledge Globalization l Integration of regional economies, societies, and cultures through globe spanning networks of exchange l Heightens competition, offers new opportunities l Enhances the value of information to the firm l Requires powerful information system responses to conduct trade and manage
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9/1/10 88 8 To be a successful business in today’s economic environment, you must: l Know your competition l Know your customers l Work closely with your business partners l Know your organization inside and out. Your Organization Customer s Competitors Business Partners
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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/1/10 Key Organizational Resources
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9/1/10 10 Key Organizational Resources 10 Information Systems (IS) deals with the coordination and use of three key organizational resources: l Information l People l Information technology (IT)
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9/1/10 11 Information as a key resource 11 Information comes from data that has been organized so that they have meaning and value to the recipient Information leads to knowledge and knowledge is power. Knowledge comes from having timely access to information and knowing what to do with it. Power Data Information Knowledge organization Timely access and use
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9/1/10 13 Organizational Dimensions of Information 13 strategic tactical operational IN/ OU T
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9/1/10 14 People as a key resource 14 Single most important resource in any organization To be more precise, the most valuable asset to the organization is your mind . A technology-literate knowledge worker is a person who knows how and when to apply technology. Successful people understand
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