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An information system is an arrangement of people, data, processes, information presentation, and
information technology that interact to collect, process, store, and provide as output the
information needed to support the organization.
The stakeholders for information systems can be broadly classified into five groups: system
owners, system users, system designers, system builders, system analysts, and project managers.
An information worker is a person whose jobs include the creation, collection, processing,
distribution and use of information.
System users are concerned with the functionality the system provides to their jobs and the
system's ease of learning and ease of use.
A system analyst is a specialist who studies problems and needs of an organization to determine
how people, data, processes, and information technology can best accomplish improvements for
System builders construct the information systems components based on the design specifications
from the system owner.
A systems analyst studies the strategic plan and makes recommendations to executive
management on how to run the business.
Business process redesign (BPR) is the study, analysis and redesign of fundamental business
processes to reduce costs and/or improve value-added to the business.
Almost without exception, your technical skills, not your communication skills, will be the single
biggest factor in your career success or failure as a systems analyst.
Ethics is a personal character trait in which an individual understands the difference between
"right" and "wrong" and acts accordingly.
Back office information systems are ones that support business functions that reach out to
customers (or constituents).
Information systems architecture is a unifying framework into which various stakeholders with
different perspectives can organize and view fundamental building blocks of information systems.
The goals of an information system include improvement of business knowledge, business
processes business communications services and people collaboration.
As information workers, system users capture, store, process and edit data on a daily basis.
Functions cannot be further decomposed.
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