Ch 1_2 cont - 1 IT: Concepts & Engineering Objectives...

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1 IT: Concepts & Engineering – Objectives [Ch. 1, 2 -- cont.] Structure of organizations and the corresponding information systems design Evolution and categories of information systems IT support designed for different types of employees in an organization [e.g., support of designers by CAD/CAE) How information resources are managed IE332 F_09 Read Ch. 3 about Ethics and computing – it is also about your own work and learning ethics Following Ch’s. 1, 2, (read 3), we’ll continue with Ch. 8.1, 8.2; also, review Computing Hardware TG1 2 Case : Burlington Coat Factory (not in our textbook) The Problem Burlingion is the largest retailer of coats in Burlingion is the largest retailer of coats in the United States sells clothes, linens, luggage, jewelry, baby furniture and accessories faces extremely strong competition wants to offer up to 60% off department store prices dif t i t d td d IE332 F_09 needs information to respond to demand needs to communicate and collaborate with both store
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3 Case (continued…) 1) a corporate computer-based communication system 2) networks to a main processor The Solution 3) transfers sales data by satellite technology 4) executes routine transactions on the headquarters’ computer 5) feeds information from the corporate databases into spreadsheets or word processors on desktop computers for end-user computing and decision suppor IE332 F_09 support The Results dramatic decrease in communication problems steady increase in sales volume and profits 4 What can we learn from this case?? Case (continued…) Characteristics of a networked corporate information system that are usually found in organizations 1) several different information systems exist in one organization; Their collection is called Information System (or Information Network) • Impact of on-line? 2) some of these systems may be completely independent, but most are interconnected by means IE332 F_09 of electronic networks; This arrangement is known as Enterprise-wide system . • Impact of mobility? 3) the information system is composed of large and small computers and other hardware connected by different types of networks, e.g., Internet
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5 Information Systems Architecture a high-level map or plan of the information requirements a manner in which these requirements will be satisfied a guide for current IT operations
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course IE 230 taught by Professor Xangi during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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Ch 1_2 cont - 1 IT: Concepts & Engineering Objectives...

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