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Lecture Notes - InformationSystems 15:38 Onlinediscussions

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Information Systems 15:38 Online discussions Each month, post  1 1  response for Sept, Oct, Nov Articles must be no older than May 1, 2010, Citations Articles must be more than 500 words in length Moore’s Law A double in computing power, pile up more computing power in a smaller space Moore is a co-founder of Intel In the next 10 years, we will hit a maximum Implications of IT Trends Computing power increases>Cost of Computing Power declines>Computer becomes  easier to use> Interconnected computing devices become more pervasive and  embedded in more aspects of our lives Cost of storage declines<network bandwidth increases What are the components of an information system?  (Quiz Question) People are included General Manager Functional Manager End User Managers need to be able to predict IS needs based on projected growth of company CIO- becoming more prevalent 1
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Broad view of operations Planning future growth Usually reports directly to CEO CTO( Chief Techonolgy Officer) Run’s company’s engineering group Uses technology to enhance the company’s product offerings Reports to CIO, or if CIO doesn’t exist, then reports to CEO (usually) What’s an Information System? An organizational system that enables the processing and management of an  organization’s information Formal socio-technical , organizational systems designed to collect, process, store and  distribute information Formal Information System: Defines very clearly the work flow system Clear communication flow down and the authority Corporate based such as CRMs, PMS, POS Informal Information System: Personal/employee based system No clearly defined structure Social networks, facebook, linkedIn Four   key activities  of the classic view of management •Planning •Organizing 2
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•Leading •Controlling Classic view  is seen as more of a tactical approach to management, tends to be  reactionary, and not strategic No Fly List List of names 2500 `10% US residents 300,000 people reported mistaken with a list name Selectee (Watch) List 16,000 (most non-US) They are allowed to fly Secure Flight Airlines send name, dob, gender to TSA who verifies IT  relates to the  Hardware  and  Software  that a business uses to achieve to its  objectives IS : components that support decision making and control, an help with analysis,  visualization and product creation Information Hierarchy Data, Information, Knowledge 3
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Formal and Informal IS 15:38 Quiz next Tuesday Vocabulary Readings, cases, notes Article Postings Should have citation and post full URL Business Intelligence Any information that pertains to the history, current status or future projections of an 
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