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Information system Software that helps the user organize and analyze data 374 Chapter 12 Information Systems Goals After studying this chapter, you should be able to: ± define the role of general information systems. ± explain how spreadsheets are organized. ± create spreadsheets for basic analysis of data. ± define appropriate spreadsheet formulas using built-in functions. ± design spreadsheets to be flexible and extensible. ± describe the elements of a database management system. ± describe the organization of a relational database. ± establish relationships among elements in a database. ± write basic SQL statements. ± describe an entity-relationship diagram. 12.1 Managing Information At various points in this text we’ve defined information as raw facts, and data as information that has been organized in a convenient way for a computer to use. An information system can be generally defined as soft- ware that helps us organize and analyze data. Any particular application program manages data, and some programs
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2011 for the course CSE 1550 taught by Professor Marianakant during the Fall '10 term at York University.

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