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Principles of Information Systems, Ninth Edition 1-1 Chapter 1 An Introduction to Information Systems At a Glance Instructor’s Manual Table of Contents Overview Principles and Objectives Teaching Tips Quick Quizzes Class Discussion Topics Additional Projects Additional Resources Key Terms
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Principles of Information Systems, Ninth Edition 1-2 Overview This chapter presents an overview of information systems. The overview sections on hardware, software, databases, telecommunications, e-commerce and m-commerce, transaction processing and enterprise resource planning, information and decision support, special purpose systems, systems development, and ethical and societal issues are expanded to full chapters in the book. Principles and Objectives Principles Learning Objectives The value of information is directly linked to how it helps decision makers achieve the organization’s goals. Discuss why it is important to study and understand information systems. Distinguish data from information and describe the characteristics used to evaluate the value of data. Computers and information systems are constantly making it possible for organizations to improve the way they conduct business. Name the components of an information system and describe several system characteristics. Knowing the potential impact of information systems and having the ability to put this knowledge to work can result in a successful personal career and organizations that reach their goals. List the components of a computer- based information system. Identify the basic types of business information systems and discuss who uses them, how they are used, and what kinds of benefits they deliver. System users, business managers, and information systems professionals must work together to build a successful information system. Identify the major steps of the systems development process and state the goal of each. Information systems must be applied thoughtfully and carefully so that society, business, and industry around the globe can reap their enormous benefits. Describe some of the threats to security and privacy that information systems and the Internet can pose. Discuss the expanding role and benefits of information systems in business and industry.
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Principles of Information Systems, Ninth Edition 1-3 Teaching Tips Why Learn About Information Systems? 1. Introduce the term information system . Note that it is the feedback mechanism that helps organizations achieve their goals. Information Concepts 1. This section introduces a central concept of this course: information. Data, Information, and Knowledge 1. Introduce the terms data and information . 2.
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