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Chapter 1 Information Systems in Global Business Today Laudon and Laudon material tailored for CIS 615 by Dr. Kizzier for AY ‘09-‘10 11 th edition Background information is provided below to help you understand the textbook and supplementary material. Team discussion questions are found at the end of this document! You will also find annotated Powerpoints for each chapters within the chapter discussion area on Discussion board and at the Laudon and Laudon site; resources are also available on your CD packaged with your textbook. Learning Objectives 1. How are information systems transforming business and what is their relationship to globalization? 2. Why are information systems so essential for running and managing a business today? 3. What exactly is an information system? How does it work? What are its management, organization, and technology components? 4. What are complementary assets? Why are complementary assets essential for ensuring that information systems provide genuine value for an organization? 5. What academic disciplines are used to study information systems? How does each contribute to an understanding of information systems? What is a sociotechnical systems perspective? The opening case, NBA Teams Make a Slam-dunk with Information Technology, shows students that even the professional sports industry has embraced technology as a way to enhance their employees’ performance and increase their competitive advantage. Students will start to become familiar with the idea that many different kinds of businesses have had to change the way they operate, even the National Basketball Association (NBA). Their new emphasis is on using the Internet and information technology to mine statistical data and turn it into useful information. The challenges facing the NBA show why information systems are so essential today. The NBA is a business as well as a sport, and it needs to help its member teams stay in business and increase their revenues.
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CHAPTER REVIEW SECTION 1.1 THE ROLE OF INFORMATIONS YSTEMS IN BUSINESS TODAY 1.1 The Role of Information Systems in Business Today How Information Systems Are Transforming Business What’s New in Management Information Systems? Globalization Challenges and Opportunities: A Flattened World The Emerging Digital Firm Strategic Business Objectives of Information Systems 1.1 The Role of Information Systems in Business Today Ask managers to describe their most important resources and they’ll list money, equipment, materials, and people — not necessarily in that order. It’s very unusual for managers to consider information an important resource, and yet it is. As electronic business and electronic commerce grow in popularity and more firms digitize their operations, having useful information is becoming even more important to the global business community. This chapter gives you an overview of many of the subjects we’ll touch on in this course.
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