Juan Williams-CheckPoint- Information System Business Problem Dimensions

Juan Williams-CheckPoint- Information System Business Problem Dimensions

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CheckPoint: Information System Business Problem Dimensions The three dimensions to business problems are Resources (capital, talented people, etc), Knowledge (understanding the technology/product), Market (who will buy your product/service). An Information System is a large umbrella referring to systems designed to create, store, manipulate, or disseminate information. Example of an information system is a pencil and a piece of paper. The two objects themselves are just tools, but together they create a system for writing (information). The term Information systems, has been around a lot longer than the computer or the term information technology. These days the two are sometimes thought to be synonymous, but that, in most cases, is a misconception. Information technology falls under the information systems umbrella, but has nothing to do with systems per say. IT deals with the technology involved in the systems themselves, e.g. an information system like wiki.answers.com. Wiki contains many information technologies, Servers, server operating systems, web-
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Unformatted text preview: server software (IIS, Apache, et al), and code written for the web-server software (PHP, C#, VB, PERL, Ruby, et al). Even your computer and browser make up part of this information system. Like the pencil and paper example, each one of the mentioned parts of this information system in itself is an information technology. The functions of an information system is, an Information System (IS) is the system of persons, data records and activities that process the data and information in a given organization, including manual processes or automated processes. Usually the term is used erroneously as a synonym for computer-based information systems, which is only the Information technologies component of an Information System. The computer-based information systems are the field of study for Information technologies (IT); however these should hardly be treated apart from the bigger Information System that they are always involved in....
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course INTERNET T IT 205 taught by Professor Jaylatona during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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