Database and Content Management
Q1 What is content?
Content= Intellectual Property
a form of creative endeavor that can be protected through a trademark, patent,
copyright, industrial design, or integrated circuit topography.
Advertising Content: picture
Managing Information Security and Privacy
Vital information such as a persons name, address, date of birth, Social Insurance
o Needed to facilitate impersonation
With this info an identity thief can take over someones financial
Networks and Collaboration
Wireless Network (802.11)
LAN (802.3) provides wireless Internet access
WAN (Wide Area Network)
-When connecting to the Internet you are a part of a network of networks
comprised of millions of computers
Networks & Collaboration
Information Systems & You
Information System: a group of components that interact to produce information.
- All information systems comprise a five-component framework of:
Computer Hardware: the electrical components and associated gad
E-Commerce, Social Networking and Web 2.0
Q1. What is E-commerce and How is it used?
E-commerce: the buying and selling of goods and services over public and
private computer networks
Business-to-customer (B2C)- sales between a supplie
Supporting Processes with ERP Systems
Q1. What Problem Does an ERP System Solve
Before, departments ran their own processes, using their own information systems
Many were not well designed, relatively ineffective an inefficient, hard to
Hardware & Software
HISTORY OF I.T.
- The first digital computing devices were invented in the 1940s.
- The first commercial computers were available in the 1950s and the first PCs in the
Early Computers: 19391952
- Electronic Numerical Integrator
Using Information Systems to Improve Processes
FUNDAMENTAL TYPES OF PROCESSES IN AN ORGANIZATION
Business Process: a sequence of activities for accomplishing a function.
Activity: tasks within a business process.
Resources: items necessary to accomplish a
How is the IT Department Organized?
Most organizations rely on information technology (IT) services
All these services - email systems, accounting applications, desktop computers,
and mobile devices - used in an organization require some form of technica
Productivity, Innovation, & Strategy
IMPORTANCE OF PRODUCTIVITY & INNOVATION
Productivity/Labor Productivity: the ratio of the Canadian gross domestic product
(GDP) over the total paid hours worked by Canadians.
- It measures the value that Canadian worke
How can Information systems be acquired?
5 ways to acquire Software:
1. Buy it and use it as is
2. But it and customize it (most common)
3. Rent or lease it
4. Build it yourself
5. Outsource it
Acquiring new software is not the same as acquiring new infor
Supporting the Procurement Process with SAP
FUNDAMENTALS OF A PROCUREMENT PROCESS
Procurement: the process of obtaining foods & services, i.e. raw materials, spare parts,
& cafeteria services.
- The 3 main procurement activities are: