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Chapter 15 - Manter 1 Chapter 15 Chapter 15 Using...

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Manter 1 Chapter 15 Chapter 15 – Using Technology to Manage Information Management Information System (MIS) – organized method for providing past, present, and projected information or internal operations as well as external intelligence to support decision making. Chief Information Officer (CIO) – executive responsible for directing the firm’s MIS and related computer operations. Database – centralized integrated collection of data resources. Decision Support System (DSS) – information system that quickly provides relevant data to help businesspeople make decisions and choose courses of action. Executive Information System (EIS) – system that allows top managers to access a firm’s primary databases. Expert System – computer program that imitates human thinking through complicated sets of “if . . . then” rules. Local Area Networks (LANs) – computer networks that connect machines within limited areas, such as one building or several building near each other; allow personal computers to share printers, documents, and information. Wide Area Networks (WANs) – computer networks that tie larger geographical regions together by using telephone lines and microwave and satellite transmission. Wi-Fi – wireless network that connects various devices and allows them to communicate with one another through radio waves; short for wireless fidelity. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) – information system that collects, processes, and provides information about an organization’s various functions. Application Service Provider (ASP) – specialist in providing both the computers and the application support for managing information systems of business clients. Hardware – all the tangible elements of a computer system—the input devices, the machines that store and process data and perform required calculations, and the output devices that present the results to information users. Mainframe – computer system containing the most extensive storage capacity and the fastest processing speeds. Supercomputers – powerful mainframe that can handle extremely rapid, complex calculations involving thousands of variables, most commonly in scientific research settings.
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Manter 2 Chapter 15
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