380%20Sum11%20Cl1B - 380SystemsIntegration q Review Ch.1...

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380 – Systems Integration Review Ch.1
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Chapter 1 The Information System: An Accountant’s Perspective "The primary asset of any business is its organization." -William Feather
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Information Systems vs. Information  Technology Information System (IS) » A set of interconnected channels for communicating knowledge of specific events or situations Information Technology (IT) » Computer hardware and software IS is more inclusive » Including: manual documents, fax, phones, etc.
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How do firms organize? Decomposition requires Specialization by function and Interdependence requires Integration of functions i.e. information flow – vertical and horizontal How much of each do you need?
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Aren’t all enterprise systems integrated? Enterprise “stove pipes” or “silos” » As enterprises grow, they typically become divided based on functional areas IT Systems “stove pipes” or “silos” » Each functional area typically has its own IT system
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This note was uploaded on 08/07/2011 for the course ACC 380 taught by Professor Harkness during the Spring '11 term at University of Michigan-Dearborn.

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