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Introduction to Information Systems
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What is an information system? An information system is an organized combination of people, hardware, software, and data resources that collects, transforms, and disseminates information in an organization. Information system is an organizational and management solution, based on information technology, to a challenge posed by the environment.
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Why study information systems? An end-user perspective Enhance personal productivity, and the productivity of their work groups and department. Increase your opportunities for success: be aware of the management problems and opportunities presented by the information technology.
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Why study information systems? An enterprise perspective: Information systems play a vital role in the business success of an enterprise. Efficient operations Effective management Competitive advantage
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Information System is a major functional area of business A major part of the resources of an enterprise and its cost of doing business. An important factor affecting operational efficiency, employee productivity, customer service, etc. A major source of information needed to promote effective decision making. An important ingredient in developing competitive products and services that give an organization a strategic advantage in the marketplace. A challenge career opportunity.
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Business Are Becoming Internetworked Enterprises The internet and Internet-like networks (intranets and extranets) have become the primary information technology infrastructure that supports the business operations of many organizations. Electronic commerce: The buying and selling, and marketing and servicing of products, services, and information over a variety of computer networks. Globalization: Global markets, global production facilities, global partners, global competitors, global customers.
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Techies might finally be able to move into top management More Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are reporting directly to CEOs. More CIOs are being included on management committees. In a recent survey of executives at capital market firms, 89% believed that technology managers would assume greater responsibilities.
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What Is Information System? Fundamental roles of information systems Types of Information Systems Information System Activities Components of an Information System
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Fundamental roles of information systems Support of business operations. Support of managerial decision making. Support of strategic competitive advantage: Business process reengineering. Competitive strategies: cost strategies differentiation strategies etc
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Functional Business Information Systems Production Operations Production Operations Marketing Marketing Human Resource Management Human Resource Management Finance Finance Accounting Accounting Functional Business Systems
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Targeted Marketing on the Web p 233 Community: virtual communities
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course I SYS 201 taught by Professor Meservy during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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