WHAT IS AN INFORMATON SYSTEM?
System – a group of components that interact to achieve some purpose.
Information System – a group of components that interact to produce information.
Five fundamental compnments of computer based information system:
1. Computer Hardware
4. Procedures – Information for people
Information systems are more than just computers and software.
WHAT IS MIS?
MIS – the development and use of information systems that help businesses achieve their goals and objectives.
o Development and use
o Information systems
o Business goals and objectives
ACHIEVING BUSINESS GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
MIS aids businesses in achieving objectives
Businesses themselves don’t do anything, people do the work.
MIS empowers users to reach goals
IS assist business people
MIS need to be developed for the right reason.
o Understand WHY before you start considering HOW
DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS
As a business professional you need to:
Take an active role in order to insure that systems will beet your needs.
Understand how IS are constructed