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Unformatted text preview: information to support control and decision making in a organization. It may also help people like employees and managers to analyze different problems. It contains data about significant people, places, and things that surround the organization or are actually in the organization. Three processes are used to produce information that organizations need. Input, processing, and output are the three main activities that are used by IS. Input is the data collector from its "raw" form. Processing takes the "raw" data and puts it in to a more meaningful form. Output transfers the finished data for the organization to utilize. IT is Information Technology consists of hardware and software a firm needs to use so that the organization can achieve its business objectives. References: Pages 5-15 & Table 1.1 on page 20 (Ch. 1) of Essentials of Management Information Systems....
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