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Unformatted text preview: Dr. Chen, Introduction to Information Systems Introduction to Management Information Systems Jason Chen, Ph.D. Professor of MIS School of Business Gonzaga University Spokane, WA 99258 chen@jepson.gonzaga.edu TM-2 Dr. Chen, Introduction to Information Systems Why Information Systems? (Why take IS?) In the tumultuous last years of the 20th century, when change was the only certainty and, one after another, fierce new competitors rose up from every corner of the globe to vie for dominance of the world marketplace, enterprise organizations came to understand that their only hope for survival lay with Information Technology . And they called out to their IT managers to instruct them in the ways of IT and to fashion IT into a brave, finely-honed competitive advantage with which to vanquish their enemies ... N TM-3 Dr. Chen, Introduction to Information Systems IS vs. IT IS = IT ? Why? TM-4 Dr. Chen, Introduction to Information Systems Is Computer Age Over ? TM-5 Dr. Chen, Introduction to Information Systems The Information Age vs. the Computer Age The Computer Age Time-sharing Computer 1960s End of the computer age Beginning of the information age Interactive Computing Mini/Micro provide user with computer power (as of Mainframe) but with little cost Advances in telecommunications(link terminals/PC mainframe) Software advances in application packages (e.g. , DBMS, spreadsheet PC as DSS tool to access information stored in the center computer files to support management decision- making process. TM-6 Dr. Chen, Introduction to Information Systems Computer Age vs. Information Age Computer age refers to the love affair with hardware (and its speed of processing data) Information age refers to the trend toward treating information as a corporate resource that supplies executives with timely, accurate information for more effective decision making. TM-7 Dr. Chen, Introduction to Information Systems Computers Impact The good news: Computers allow us to work 100% faster. The bad news: They generate 300% more work. TM-8 Dr. Chen, Introduction to Information Systems What is Information ?...
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