BMGT 301 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Blue-Collar Worker

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BMGT 301: Information Systems
January 31st, 2017
The Post PC Era
The post PC era refers to the time after people switched from their personal computers to
mobile devices.
The Washington post diversified and bought Kaplan
1957 the number of white collar workers exceeded the number of blue collar workers, the
shift from industrial era to the electronic era.
The Sustaining and Disruptive Nature of the Internet
Living in a tech world tends to eliminate borders, it’s much easier to buy things made in
other countries rather than buying US made products.
What is an Information System?
Information Technology: The hardware and software a business uses to achieve
objectives
Information System: interrelated components that manage information to:
Support decision making and control
Help with analysis, visualization, and product creation
Data: streams of raw facts
Information: data shaped into meaningful, useful form
Computer Based Information Systems
A single set of hardware, software, databases, telecommunications, people, and
procedures that are configured to collect, manipulate, store, and process data into
information
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