01-Intro-S

01-Intro-S - Introduction Ronald S. Lau, Ph.D. HKUST ISOM...

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Introduction Ronald S. Lau, Ph.D. HKUST ISOM
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Learning Objectives Identify the basic components and types of business information systems Describe the causes and solutions for information silos Distinguish functional activities from business processes Describe the major benefits and obstacles to an integrated system 2
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Presentation Outline IT/IS in perspective Data vs. information Components of information systems Types of business information systems From system silos to system integration 3
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The right information, if it is delivered to the right person, in the right fashion, and at the right time, can improve and ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. - Stair and Reynolds (2006) Business Needs of Information 4
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Transforming Data to Information Data Raw facts Alphanumeric, image, audio, and video Information Organized collection of facts Have value beyond the facts themselves Major IT enablers: 5
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What’s the Business Value of IT? A big question of investment returns
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course ISOM 364 taught by Professor Ronalds.lau during the Spring '10 term at HKUST.

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