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Information System Business Problem Dimensions

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Information System Business Problem Dimensions 1) What are the three dimensions to business problems? Provide examples of each. Organizations – In order to have an information system we need to know something about the structure, history, and the culture of the company. By doing this then the information system will be able to provide a solution to important business problems or some of the challenges that the organization may be facing. An organization accomplishes and coordinates its work through its various levels, or its business processes, such as the development of a new product, the fulfillment of an order, or the hiring of a new employee. An example of an organization would be United Parcel Service (UPS) People – The organization is only as good as the people that work there and run it. So to have an information system that is reliable then you need skilled people to build, maintain, and who understand how to use it to reach the business objectives of the company. An example of people would be managers and rank-and-file employees.
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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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