OMIS2000- Chapter Notes

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Unformatted text preview: What is a sociotechnical systems perspective? • Study of IS deals with issues and insights contributed from technical and behavioural disciplines. • Sociotechnical view of systems considers both technical and social features of systems and solutions that represent the best fit between them. Chapter 2: Information Systems IS – a set of interrelated components that collect/retrieve, store, and distribute information to support decision making and control in an organization. They also help to analyze problems, visualize complex subjects, & create new products. Data – raw info converted into information – meaningful and useful facts 1) Operational excellence 2) New products/business/service models 3) Customer/supplier intimacy 4) Improved decision making 5) Competitive advantage 6) Day- to- day survival 3 main activities in an IS: 1) Input – collects raw data from w/in the organization or from its external environment 2) Processing – converts the raw data input into a meaningful form 3) Output – transfer the processed info to the people who will use it or to the activities for which it will be used Feedback is used to evaluate the output to improve the input IS literacy – a combination of organizations, IT, and mgmt. that revolve around IS - Technical: stores and disseminates info to communicate, control, coordinate, analyze and visualize - Organizations: IS provides a solution to a problem/challenge facing a firm and reps a combo of mgmt., organization, and technical elements. It involves issues such as leadership, strategy, etc. OMIS 200...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2014 for the course OMIS 2000 taught by Professor Hk during the Fall '13 term at York University.

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