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Unformatted text preview: BSc and Diploma in Computing and Related Subjects Information systems: foundations of e-business Volume 1 R. Shipsey 2010 2910 108 The material in this subject guide was prepared for the University of London International Programmes by: Dr Rachel Shipsey Ph.D. Department of Computing, Goldsmiths College, University of London. This is one of a series of subject guides published by the University. This subject guide is for the use of University of London International Programmes students registered for programmes in the field of Computing. The programmes currently available in these subject areas are: BSc (Honours) in Computing and Information Systems BSc (Honours) in Creative Computing Diploma in Computing and Information Systems Diploma in Creative Computing First published 2004 This edition published 2010 Publications Office University of London International Programmes Stewart House 32 Russell Square London WC1B 5DN www.londoninternational.ac.uk All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the publisher. This material is not licensed for resale. Published by: University of London Press University of London 2010 Printed by: Central Printing Service, University of London, England Contents 1 An overview of information systems 1 1.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1.2 Learning outcomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.3 The role of information systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.3.1 A networked business world . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 1.3.2 Strategic business objectives and information systems . . . . . . 3 1.3.3 Interdependence of organisations and information technology . 6 1.4 Defining information systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 1.5 Understanding the dimensions of information systems . . . . . . . . . 8 1.5.1 Information systems and organisations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 1.5.2 Management and information systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1.5.3 Technology and information systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 1.6 Understanding information systems from a business perspective . . . . 11 1.7 Understanding complementary assets and information systems . . . . . 12 1.8 Contemporary approaches to information systems . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 1.8.1 Sociotechnical systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 1.9 Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 1.10 A reminder of your learning outcomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 1.11 Chapter questions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 2 Using information systems 17 2.1 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2.2 Learning outcomes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 2.3 Business processes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2....
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