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The Importance of MIS Using MIS 4e Chapter 1
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1. Define MIS 2. Understand the five-component framework of an information system 3. Distinguish between data and information 4. Understand characteristics of good information 5. Distinguish between information technology and information systems Lecture Objectives 1-2
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Abstract reasoning skills Systems thinking skills Collaboration skills Experimentation skills This Could Happen to You: “You’re Fired” 1-3 Jennifer lacks skills FlexTime needs Scenario Video
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Q1 Why is Introduction to MIS an important class in the school? Q2 What is MIS? Q3 How can you use the five-component model? Q4 What is information? Q5 What makes some information better than other information? Q6 Why is the difference between information technology and information systems important? Q7 2021? Study Questions 1-4
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Moore’s Law makes cost of data communications and data storage essentially zero. Speed of computer chip increases in proportion to density of transistors Price/performance ratio of computers falls dramatically Number of transistors per square inch on an integrated chip doubles every 18 months Q1: Why Is Introduction to MIS an Important Class in the School? 1-5
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Moore’s Law (cont’d) 1-6
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Moore’s Law: See Thomas Moore Video Podcast 1-7 Cost of data communications and data storage is essentially zero YouTube iPhone Facebook Second Life Pandora Twitter LinkedIn Here are some consequences
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Future business professionals need to be able to assess, evaluate, and apply emerging information technology to business Knowledge gained in this course will help you attain that skill Your only job security is a marketable skill and courage to use it MIS An Important Business Class 1-8
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How Can I Attain Job Security? 1-9
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How Can Intro to MIS Help You Learn Non- Routine Cognitive Skills? 1-10 Skill Example Jennifer’s Problem Abstract Reasoning Construct a model or representation. Inability to model the customer life-cycle. Systems Thinking Model system components and show how components inputs and outputs relate to one another. Confusion about when/how customers contact accounts payable. Collaboration Develop ideas and plans with others. Provide and receive critical feedback. Unwilling to work with others with work-in-progress. Ability to Experiment Create and test promising new alternatives, consistent with available resources. Fear of failure prohibited discussion of new ideas.
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Summary: Why Is Introduction To MIS An Important Class? 1-11
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Management Information Systems Q2: What Is MIS? 1-12 Goal of MIS Aligning the IS to achieve business goals and objectives
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MIS empowers users to achieve business objectives Information systems exist to assist business people (a.k.a. “users”) Information systems exist to achieve business goals and objectives Achieving Business Goals and Objectives 1-13
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A group of components that interact to produce information.
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course CNIT 235 taught by Professor Juliemariga during the Spring '12 term at Purdue.

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