Unformatted text preview: • Technology – This is the components that physically make up an information system such as computer hardware, software, data management, and networking and telecommunications technology. 2) What is the difference between IT and information systems? Describe some functions of information systems. • Information Technology (IT) – This consists of all the hardware and software that a company needs to use in order to achieve its business objectives. This includes computers, disk drives, hand-held PDAs, iPODs, and software programs such as Windows, Microsoft Office and others. • Information Systems – Are a set of interrelated components that collect, process, store, and distribute information to support decision making, coordination and control, analyze problems and create new products. Some of the functions of an information system would be helping with problem solving, tracking inventory, and payroll applications, and in manufacturing....
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- Spring '08
- Management, United Parcel Service