Chapter 1: An Introduction to Information Systems
Information System (IS): Set of interrelated components that collect, process, store, and disseminate
data and information and provide a feedback mechanism to meet an objective.
Chapter 2: Information Systems in Organizations
Organizations and Information Systems
Organization: A group of people that is structured and managed to meet its mission or set
of group goals.
Value Chain: A series (chain) of activities that an o
CHAPTER 3: HARDWARE: INPUT, PROCESSING, OUTPUT, AND STORAGE
Good hardware decisions relate to an organizations current & future business requirements.
o Data Storage
CHAPTER 4: SOFTWARE: SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE
AN OVERVIEW OF SOFTWARE
Software is indispensable for any computer system and the people using the system
o Key to helping you achieve your career goals
Examples of using
CHAPTER 5: DATABASE SYSTEMS AND APPLICATIONS
Data management and modeling are key aspects of organizing data and information.
A well-designed and well-managed database is an extremely valuable tool in supporting decision making.
The number and
Chapter 1 Data: Raw facts, various formats (alphanumeric, audio, visual) Information: Collection of facts organized in
such a way that they have value beyond the facts themselves Knowledge: Awareness and understanding of a set of
information and the ways
CHANGE THE PROBLEM APPROACH
Two types of software
Decision making methods
Types of organizational data
o Business Analyst is someone who analyzes a business process and determines the be