What is an information system?
Information systems – group of components that work to produce information
o 5 component framework of information system (linked through networks)
Programs/applications such as Word
Contents of a file
Method of opening program, saving, printing, backing up
Most crucial part of system
May be dozens of devices linked up, various software /programs communicating, various procedures, & may include
o Hardware Software Data Procedures People
Order of difficulty to control
What is MIS?
Management information systems – development and use of information systems that help businesses achieve their goals and objectives
Development and use of information systems
o Must play active role in the development to ensure systems suit company’s specific needs
Achieving Business Goals and objectives
o Information systems exist to help achieve the goals and objectives of businesses
o Questions before creating MIS
What will it do for us?
How will it help achieve our goals?
Is it worth the investment?
How does IS differ from IT?
o Information technology – methods, inventions, standards, products
o IT contains:
Hardware, software, data, no procedures and people of which produce information like in IS
o Only helps achieve goals and objectives by being integrated into an IS
How important is IS to our economy?
o Information and communications technologies (ICT) sector –