Chapter 1 Business Information Technology

Chapter 1 Business Information Technology - 5/25/2010

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5/25/2010 1 Chapter 1 Business Information Technology Computer Information Systems 105 Business Information Technology Information technology ( IT ) is the study, design, development, implementation, support, and management of computer based information systems, particularly software and hardware. Without people , a computer is just a plastic box of microchips and wires. People are smart, a computer is not. People use computers and are called the end user . Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business Gaining computer competency in business is paramount to success. Competency is the knowledge that enables a person to understand something, in this case, a computing system and its relationship to business. Chapter 1 Business Information Technology Computer Information Systems 105 Business Information Technology Attitude towards information technology plays a pivotal role towards gaining computer competency. A computer should never be thought of as a mysterious box with a mind of its own, it is plainly a tool whose boundaries are only limited by the imagination and ingenuity of its user. Critical thinking is a way of thinking that involves analysis and Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business evaluation and includes considering all possible outcomes in order to form a solid decision. In business, best practice is a management process, technique, or method that is most effective at arriving at a desired outcome, or best outcome than any other process, technique, or method. Chapter 1 Business Information Technology Computer Information Systems 105 Business Information Technology Enhancing computer competency is greatly facilitated by having a specific application. An application in computing is something with a practical use and expected outcome. Always question what you want to get accomplished with a computer. Gordon Moore, one of the founding fathers of Intel made the observation in 1965 called Moore’s Law that computing power Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business doubles every eighteen months, and that prediction still holds true today, and is most likely to continue well into the century.
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5/25/2010 2 Chapter 1 Business Information Technology Computer Information Systems 105 Business Information Technology Business computer hardware is the tangible or physical aspects of a computer, like circuit boards, chipsets, and keyboards. Mainframe computers
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