ITM 102 Chapter Notes - Chapter 1: Informa, 18 Months, Garding

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Chapter 1 - IT For Business and Business Professionals
Why IS Matters
-In 2004, RIM exceeded two million active BlackBerry users
-By April 2009, RIM reported having 25 million users
-By 2012, there will be over 60 million users
-Facebook launched in 2004, Twitter in 2006
-Radio and Television took decades to evolve, Internet took less than a decade
-Organizations and individuals must keep up with these rapid technology changes or
risk becoming obsolete.
-Information technology (IT) is a key enabler to all organizations and impacts all busi-
ness disciplines.
-Knowledge work involves the discovery, analysis, transformation, synthesis, and com-
munication of data, information, and knowledge. Impossible without technology.
Moore’s Law
-In 1965, Gordon E. Moore, co-founder of Intel, observed a significant trend in the ad-
vancement of technology that...
-Computing power (as measured by the maximum number of transistors in an integrat-
ed circuit) roughly doubles every 18 months.
-Connected the notion of underlying changes in the pace of technology with consumer
access to lower cost and higher performance computing over time.
-Helped create a new technology revolution, leading to the introduction of the personal
computer.
-Thus the industry became hyper-competitive and one of the most productive and inno-
vative industries in the world.
What is an Information System?
-Information System (IS) is and organized collection of people, information, business
processes, and information technology (IT), designed to transform inputs into outputs, i
order to achieve a goal.
-Enhance work, decision making, problem solving, communicating, and coordinating.
The Productivity Zone
-The intersection of people, process, and technology.
-Businesses achieve superior productivity and enhance their competitive advantage.
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In 2004, rim exceeded two million active blackberry users. By april 2009, rim reported having 25 million users. By 2012, there will be over 60 million users. Facebook launched in 2004, twitter in 2006. Radio and television took decades to evolve, internet took less than a decade. Organizations and individuals must keep up with these rapid technology changes or risk becoming obsolete. Information technology (it) is a key enabler to all organizations and impacts all busi- ness disciplines. Knowledge work involves the discovery, analysis, transformation, synthesis, and com- munication of data, information, and knowledge. In 1965, gordon e. moore, co-founder of intel, observed a significant trend in the ad- vancement of technology that Computing power (as measured by the maximum number of transistors in an integrat- ed circuit) roughly doubles every 18 months. Connected the notion of underlying changes in the pace of technology with consumer access to lower cost and higher performance computing over time.

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