Week 1 DQ 2 - following resources hardware software data...

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What are information resources? What types of information resources does a business usually need? Why is it important for a general manager to be knowledgeable about information technology? While the term itself is a vague term, it can mean many things. For the purpose of this exercise, we are stated that information resources include hardware, software, data, and networks that a business or organization use to function. The desk-top computers and portable (laptop) computers that are used by the end-users, the network that connects all the computers together, the software applications that allow the end-users to perform their job duties, and the information that the end-users gather that must be added are all a part of the informational resources of a business or organization. While every business may not use all of the same resources, many will use some of the
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Unformatted text preview: following resources: hardware, software, data, networks, procedures, and security. In order for a general manager to have a complete ‘snap-shot’ of his operation, he will need to know what information he has access too and how to manipulate that information. In order to have the information needed to keep track of all aspects of a business or organization, a person will need to know where to look and what to look for. If the person in charge of all the functions of the business does not have access to all the informational resources the company provides, the business is potentially missing out on added efficiencies that might mean the difference between a business remaining viable or having to shutter the doors....
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