Key_Term_Definitions-Ch1_2

Key_Term_Definitions-Ch1_2 - Key Term Definitions Chapters...

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Key Term Definitions – Chapters 1 and 2* *1. Outsourcing: The practice of turning over responsibility of some or all of an organization’s information systems applications and operations to an outside firm. 2. System: A group of interrelated procedures used for a business function, with an identifiable boundary, working together for some purpose. 3. (System) Environment: Something external to a system that interacts with the system. 4. (System) Component: An irreducible part or aggregation of parts that makes up a system; also called a subsystem . 5. (System) Interface: Point of contact where a system meets its environment or where subsystems meet each other. 6. (System) Boundary: The line that marks the inside and outside of a system and that sets off the system from its environment. The process of developing and maintaining an information system. 8. Transaction Processing System:
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This note was uploaded on 11/17/2011 for the course ITM 311 taught by Professor Harrisonmcknight during the Fall '10 term at Michigan State University.

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