Chapter 1 – Info Systems.docx

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Computer Science
Computer Science 1032A/B
Diane Goldstein

Chapter 1 – Info Systems & You System – components interacting to achieve some purpose Info System – - Composed of: o Hardware o Software o Data  Bridge b/w technology and us o Procedures o People  Most complex part of an IS; easier to install technology than to get people to use it the right way Management IS – development & use of IS that help business achieve goals & objectives - Key Elements: o Development & use o IS o Business Goals & Objectives Development & Use - Active Role o Ensure system meets your needs - Understand how the system evolved - Consider user’s needs during development - Learn how to use the system - Consider: o Security o Backup o Recovery Achieving Business Goals - People perform activities of business o The design, produce, market, account - MIS empowers users to reach goals o Exists to assist in meeting the objectives of the business o Developed for the right reasons  Why and how are we using the technology? MIS Development - Why are we putting it in? - What is it going to accomplish? - Does it aid us in our objectives IT vs IS Information System – System of hardware, software, data, procedures, and people that produce info Information Technology – raw technology, Hardware/Software,
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