Chapter 1 - Key Points Review Chapter 1 1 Explain what an...

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Key Points Review – Chapter 1 1. Explain what an information system is, contrasting its data, technology, people, and organizational components. Information systems are combinations of hardware, software, and telecommunications networks that people build and use to collect, create, and distribute useful data, typically in organizational settings. When data are organized in a way that is useful to people, these data are defined as information. The term “information systems” is also used to represent the field in which people develop, use, manage, and study computer-based information systems in organizations. The field of IS is huge, diverse, and growing and encompasses many different people, purposes, systems, and technologies. The technology part of information systems is the hardware, software, and telecommunications networks. The people who build, manage, use, and study information systems make up the people component. They included systems analysts, systems programmers, information systems professors, and many others. Finally, information systems typically reside and are used within organizations, so they are said to have an organizational component. Together, these four aspects form an information system.
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course IS 340 taught by Professor Andrew during the Spring '09 term at Western Illinois University.

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Chapter 1 - Key Points Review Chapter 1 1 Explain what an...

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