MIS Final Exam Guide2jik

MIS Final Exam Guide2jik - MIS Final Exam Chapter 1 1...

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MIS Final Exam Chapter 1 1. Information System (IS) : a group of components that interact to produce information a. Consists of 5 Components that are present in every information system Hardware Software Data Procedures People 2. Management Information Systems (MIS) : the development and use of information systems that help businesses achieve their goals and objectives a. Development and Use of Information Systems To have an information system that meets your needs, you need to take an active role in that systems development For the use of a system: learn how to employ the system to accomplish your goals, protecting the security of the system/data b. Achieving Business Goals and Objectives MIS helps determine if an information system will help achieve what the business is trying to accomplish and be useful for that organization 3. IS vs. IT a. Information Technology : the methods, inventions, standards, and products. It’s the raw technology and only concerns hardware software and data components of an information system IT is only useful when embedded in an IS giving it procedures and people 4. How Business Professionals use IS a. Basic business tasks like email, accessing web pages, and instant messaging b. Considering IT and IS to solve business problems and opportunities c. Create innovative applications using emerging technology 5. New Opportunities for IS Developing Today a. Two Opportunities, Right Now Data storage and data communication are free “the cost of production is zero” Getty Images and Media Partners use internet services that are practically free to produce so that all revenues go straight into their profit b. Moore’s Law : a law, created by Gordon Moore of Intel, stating that the number of transistors per square inch on an integrated chip doubles every 18 months. The performance of a computer doubles every 18 months. c. Dramatic Reduction in Price/Performance Ratio Using Moore’s law, as storage and data transmission has become essentially free today, the price of a computer has decreased as the performance has rapidly increased 6. Your Role in Information Systems Security a. Strong Passwords Has seven or more characters
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2 Does not contain your user name, real name, or company name Does not contain a complete dictionary word in any language Is different from previous passwords you have used Contains both upper and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters such as punctuation Example: Qw37^T1bb?at b. Password Etiquette Don’t write down your password Never share it with other people Never ask for other peoples passwords Chapter 2 1. How Did This Stuff Get Here? – activity that comes about through the interaction of different business processes 2. Business Process : a network of activities, resources, facilities, and information that interact to achieve some business function or business system. a.
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