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About the Presentations The presentations cover the objectives found in the opening of each chapter. All chapter objectives are listed in the beginning of each presentation. You may customize the presentations to fit your class needs. Some figures from the chapters are included. A complete set of images from the book can be found on the Instructor Resources disc. 1
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Systems Architecture, Sixth Edition Chapter 1 Computer Technology: Your Need to Know
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Systems Architecture, Sixth Edition Chapter Objectives In this chapter, you will learn to: Describe the activities of information systems professionals Describe the technical knowledge of computer hardware and system software needed to develop and manage information systems Identify additional sources of information for continuing education in computer hardware and system software 3
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Systems Architecture, Sixth Edition Technology and Knowledge Computers Increasingly complex and powerful Easier to use Why is technological knowledge important? 4
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Systems Architecture, Sixth Edition Acquiring and Configuring Technological Devices Requires more knowledge than using devices effectively Challenges of an IS professional Computer acquisition Upgrading Configuration choices 5
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Systems Architecture, Sixth Edition Information System Development Systems development life cycle (SDLC) Unified Process (UP) Iterations Series of repeated steps Produce testable models or working software Disciplines Groups of related activities 6
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Systems Architecture, Sixth Edition 7 FIGURE 1.1 Disciplines and iterations in the Unified Process Courtesy of Course Technology/Cengage Learning
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Systems Architecture, Sixth Edition Business Modeling and Requirements Disciplines Purpose To understand the system environment and tasks the system must perform Technical knowledge required to: Assess degree to which users’ needs are being met Estimate resources required to address unmet needs 8
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Systems Architecture, Sixth Edition Design Discipline Purpose To determine structure of a specific information system that fulfills system requirements (information architecture) Technical knowledge required to: Select hardware and network components Evaluate compatibility 9
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Systems Architecture, Sixth Edition Design Discipline (continued) Sets of design activities Architectural design Select and describe exact configuration Detailed design Narrower in scope Constrained by information architecture 10
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