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Department
Administration
Course
ADM1370
Professor
Craig Kuziemsky
Semester
Winter

Description
ADM1370N Introduction 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:  ­ People   1 /5 ­ Procedures  ­ Software  ­ Hardware, and  ­ Data   Information system (IS) = IT + Procedures + People that produce & utilize  information  ­ IT = hardware + software + data   Products   Methods   Inventions   Standards   Avoid a common mistake:  ­  Do not try to buy an IS; you cannot do it. That is because you cannot buy people or   processes   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,  photos etc.  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
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