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Class Notes for ISYS104 at Macquarie University

Introduction to Business Information Systems

ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology Management, Outsourcing

Week 11: Information systems management Responsibilities of IT/IS department - Plan IS/IT infrastructure : align the activities with goals so you achieve competitive advantage - Develop and adapt IS a...

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ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Information Security Management, Network Tap, Disaster Recovery

Week 12: Information security management Different types of security threats Sources; - Human error : accidental mistakes - Malicious activity : intentional destruction - Natural disaster : fire, flood, e...

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ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Business Process Model And Notation, Business Process, Process Modeling

Week 2: Business processes, information systems and information Why does an organisation need to understand business processes? - When adopting new IS, look at what we have and what can be improved Fin...

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ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Online Analytical Processing, Expert System, Data Mining

Week 9: Business intelligence and information systems for decision making Business intelligence (BI) Businesses need BI due to massive amounts of data, they use collected data, find patterns to make decisions for busine...

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ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Business Process Management, Swim Lane, Business Process Model And Notation

Week 7: Business process management and enterprise systems Information systems vary by scope - Personal : single user - Workgroup : department 10-100 users - Enterprise : organisation 100-1000s users -...

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ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: Systems Development Life Cycle, Information System, Requirements Analysis

Week 10: Information systems development Systems development - A process of creating and maintaining ISs - Also known as system analysis and design - It is more than just developing computer programs ...

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ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Sql, Database Application, Database

Week 5: Database processing Purpose of a database The purpose of a database it to organise and keep track of things - Spreadsheets can do this too but only keep lists of single concepts - Databases have more...

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ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Central Processing Unit, Server Farm, Computer Hardware

Week 4: Hardware and Software Computer hardware Basic computer hardware components; - Input keyboard, document scanners, microphone - Processing CPU (brain), main memory and RAM, special function cards ...

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ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Web 2.0, Skyscanner, Thin Client

Week 8: Digital commerce and web 2.0 Inter-organisational systems How organisations communicate - Pre-internet systems : telephone, fax, mail - E-commerce : the buying and selling online (nothing more or les...

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ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Computer Hardware, Systems Theory, Information System

Week 1: The importance of MIS Why study MIS? - Moores Law The number of transistors per square inch on an integrated chip doubles every 18 months Data communication and storage...

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ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Virtual Private Cloud, Virtual Private Network, Microsoft Azure

Week 6: The cloud Cloud as the future for organisations The cloud is elastic leasing of pooled computer resources over the internet - Elastic dynamic, not stuck with certain things - Pooled multiple organi...

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ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Value Chain, Business Process, Information System

Week 3: Organisational strategy, information systems and competitive advantage How does organisational strategy determine information systems structure? - Industry structure Organisations examine this...

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ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Online Analytical Processing, Business Intelligence, Exabyte

Week 9: Business intelligence and information systems for decision-making - Why do organisations need business intelligence? - How do business intelligence (BI) application systems provide competitive advanta...

Information Systems
ISYS104
Matthew Mansour
ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Object Management Group, Business Process Management, Business Process Model And Notation

Week 7: Business process management and enterprise systems Study questions: 1. How do information systems vary by scope 2. Why is business process management important to organisations 3. How do organisation...

Information Systems
ISYS104
Matthew Mansour
ISYS104 Lecture Notes - Lecture 12: Information Security Management, Disaster Recovery, Network Tap

Week 12: Information security management - What are the sources and types of security threats - What are the elements of a security program - How can technical safeguards protect against security thr...

Information Systems
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Matthew Mansour

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