F09_class_03_Ch2 - IT for Competitive Advantage Chapter 2...

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IT for Competitive Advantage Chapter 2 MIS 301 Intro to IT Management
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misa management information systems association- for all the business and tech-savvy people out there Information Session: Thursday, September 3 6:00pm- PAR 308
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Class Business Harvard Business Review articles Cost $7.90 for two articles Prepare Your Organization to Fight Fires by Karl Weick assigned for Wed, 9/2, and central to theoretical framework for entire semester of MIS 301 Take class technology use survey on Blackboard by Friday, Sept. 11 Watch Dee Video #2 on your own time
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Definition “Information is a difference that makes a difference” Many differences, but only those that make a difference qualify as information. Some may find definition useful and others may find it useless How could definition formalize anything? Both sides correct – a matter of different perspectives – a key class concept
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IT Could Happen to You To get her blog budget approved: Dee needs specifics Dee needs answers How will this blog impact sales process? How will the salespeople use it? How will it help gain sales? Dee is exploring the business process So what is a business process?
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CH. 2 Study Questions How did this stuff get here? What is a business process? What are business process components? What is information? What is the role of information in business processes? How do information systems (IS) support business processes? How does this knowledge help Dee?
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How Did This Stuff Get Here? Business processes must work together Each business must Obtain payment Cover costs Make a profit
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UT Football Name Business Components
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What is a Business Process? A network of Activities Resources Facilities Information That interact to achieve business function
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Portion of Inventory Mgmt System Figure 2-1
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What is Information? Knowledge derived
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F09_class_03_Ch2 - IT for Competitive Advantage Chapter 2...

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