I&I_1_10 - CHAPTER 1 An Introduction to Information...

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1 An Introduction to Information Systems CHAPTER 1
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2 The Evolution to the Information Age Age Time period Majority of Workers Partner- ship Principal Tool Agricul tural Till 1800s Farmers People and land Hand tools Industr ial 1800s- 1957 Factory workers People and machines Machines Inform ation 1957 – present Knowled ge workers People and people Informati- on technology
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3 Information Age Characteristics An information society has arisen Business depends on information technology to get thier work done Success in business is largely determined by the effectiveness with which information technology is used Information technology is embaded in many products and services.
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4 Information Age Characteristics (continued…) Information technology provides the means to rethink conventional business process Work process is being transformed to increase productivity
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5 Basic Definitions Information Technology Data Information Knowledge Information System Computer-Based Information System
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6 DATA are raw facts or elementary descriptions. Data are not organized facts !!! Examples: Postal code, street name, street number, air temperature, etc… .
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7 Types of Data Type Represented by Alphanumeric data Numbers, letters, digits, other characters Image data Graphic images, pictures, charts Audio data Sounds, tones Video data Moving images or pictures
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8 Information Is a collection of facts (data) organized in some way to be meaningful to a user Example: street number, name, city name, postal code provide us with the following address: 555 Pharmacy ave., Toronto, M1L 3G1
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