DB_#2 - Author: Frederick Westfall This week we will be...

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Author: Frederick Westfall This week we will be reading about the basics of information systems from a business perspective and a personal perspective. There are five questions for this week. You should answer all five questions by Wednesday. Simply click REPLY to each of the five threads that I have for you and leave your responses. Then from Wednesday through next Sunday, come back and respond to at least two of your classmates' responses. For this week you should have a total of 7 responses. If you are not clear about this, please let me know. Author: Frederick Westfall Discuss the three elements of an information system (hardware, software and persware) that managers must consider. Which of the three do you consider the most important and why? Hardware is the parts that make up the system. The hardware is also what allows us to use the systems and not break them. Software is the brain of the system. It deals with all the day to day activities of the organizations needs. Persware is the people aspect of the system. The employees that use these systems are the ones that tell it what data to collect and whatever else is needed for analyzing and reporting purposes. I believe that out of the three there is no way to determine which one is more important. You need all three of these elements in order for the system to work correctly and accurately. Jan Thomas
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2010 for the course IS 3300 taught by Professor Pettey during the Spring '08 term at Troy.

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DB_#2 - Author: Frederick Westfall This week we will be...

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