Chapter 1 short answers

Chapter 1 short answers - knowledge? Data, information,...

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Jessica Yin CIS2200H- XZ24H Prof. Izen Chapter 1 Assignment 1. What is the relationship between management information systems (MIS) and information technology (IT)? Management information systems (MIS) are a business function that deals with various tasks such as the planning, development, and management of a business. MIS is vital to the success of a business and in order to keep it running, it has three key resources, one of which is information technology (IT). ITs are computer-based tools that are used to work with information and information processing. These tools can either be hardware (physical devices), or software (instructions that execute specific tasks). In short, the relationship between MIS and IT is simple: In order for a business to succeed, it must have a successful MIS, which necessitates the need for IT. 3.What are some relationships among data, information, business intelligence (BI), and
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Unformatted text preview: knowledge? Data, information, business intelligence (BI), and knowledge are all components of a successful Management information system (MIS). Data, in its definition, are just pure and raw facts that explain a certain phenomenon such as the temperature or your age. Information builds upon this data; it is data that has a specific meaning with a specific context. Information is data that becomes specific to a certain situation. Business intelligence (BI) is collective information such as information about your customers, partners, and competitors. BI is what companies use to make strategic decisions. 4. How does the granularity of information change as it moves from lower to upper organizational levels? Granularity is finer at the lower organizational levels. It is coarser at the upper levels....
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course CIS 220 taught by Professor Izen during the Spring '12 term at CUNY Baruch.

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