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Western University
Computer Science
Computer Science 1032A/B
Diane Goldstein

Information Systems Info Systems  System – components interacting to achieve some purpose  Information system – components that interact to produce information Five Components of an Information System Hardware Software Data Procedures People  From the easiest to change to the most complex Development and Use: Your Part  Active role o Ensuring systems meets your needs  Understand how the system evolved  Consider user’s needs during development  Learn how to use the system o Be aware of security and backup issues Achieving Business Goals  People perform the activities of a business – they design, produce, market, account  MIS empowers people to reach the goals and objectives of business Information Technology vs. Information Systems  Information system (IS): system of hardware, software, data, procedures and people that produce information  Information technology (IT): raw technology – hardware/software, data components  IT: Methods, inventions, Standards, Products IT within IS  IT alone will not help an organization achieve goals  IT must b
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