Unit 2 Information system foundations.docx - Unit 2 Information system foundations Why are information systems important As a business major one has to

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Unit 2 Information system foundations Why are information systems important? As a business major, one has to remember information systems and Information technology is a support function for the any type of business he or she is in. The information technology support is paid for by the business, so it is important to understand that as soon as he or she is a business manager or owner, they are going to be paying for this support. So, its something you want to know. Information technology vs Information system: Information technology is composed of hardware, software, networks, data. Information system is all of IT (hardware, software, networks, data) plus people and processes. People are the ones using IT functions and doing processes. Decision (support) making system and reports: Executive information systems- Is a system that is used by upper management or executive management. These systems aided management in more strategic decisions. These reports and analytical systems that provided information such as “projected growth”, “is the store in this specific location doing well or not”. It provided long term strategic decisions executive are making. Decision support system- Decision support system helps aid in making tactical decisions, such as “how many cashiers are needed on Saturday vs Monday. This system is able to pull up reports and get
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