YUJIE YI (Nicole)
ADM1370 – Applications of Information Technology for Business
About the Course: Subject Matter Overview
From the Course Calendar:
Introduction to information technology tools to support operational, tactical and strategic
level processes and decision making in an organization.
From the Course Outline:
This course will introduce contemporary applications of ICTs in the modern
enterprise by deliberating a viewpoint on their utilization and administration.
Particular attention will be paid to discussing various ICTs that enable efficient
data and information management, and consequently facilitate better problem
solving and decision making capabilities in the organization.
HighLevel Overview of Information Systems
What is an information system?
Purpose: to provide accurate, timely and useful information
Each element must be present and all of the elements must work together
An information system consists of FIVE PARTS, including:
1 /5 Procedures
Information system (IS) = IT + Procedures + People that produce & utilize
IT = hardware + software + data
Avoid a common mistake:
Do not try to buy an IS; you cannot do it. That is because you cannot buy people or
However, you can buy IT:
Buy or lease hardware, license programs and database even obtain predesigned
procedures. Ultimately, people execute those procedures to employ that new IT. ADM1370N Introduction
YUJIE YI (Nicole)
Any new system requires training tasks, overcoming employees’ resistance to change,
and managing employees as they utilize new system.
Social Media and Business
Social media allows people to get social online by sharing opinions, news, content,
Digital Persona and Business
One of the biggest challenges (but ways of being innovative) is defining the digital
persona of social media mediated business
This is the ultimate objective that businesses face
Information Systems Elements
Hardware: monitor; keyboard