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Administrative Studies
ADMS 2511
Anne Chow

Chapter 1 Information Systems: to get the right information to the right people at the right time in the right amount and in the right format Data items: refer to an elementary description of things, events, activities, and transactions that are recorded, classified, and stored but which are not organized to convey any specific meaning Information: refers to data that has been organized so that they have meaning and value to the recipient Knowledge: consists of data andor information that has been organized and processed to convey understanding, experience, accumulated learning, and expertise as applied to a current business problem Information Technology Architecture: High level map or plan of the information assets in an organization Integrates the entire organizations business needs for information, the it infrastructure and all applications Shows how all aspects of information technology in an organization fit together Information Technology Infrastructure: Consists of physical facilities, IT components, IT services, and IT personnel that support the entire organization It components are the computer hardware, software, and communications technologies that provide the foundation for all of an organizations information systems (bottom of pyramid) Middle of the pyramid, IT personnel use IT components to produce IT services, which include data management, systems development, and security development www.notesolution.comGlobal web based platform: enables individuals to connect, compute, communicate, collaborate, and compete everywhere and anywhere, anytime and all the time, to access limitless amounts of information, services, and entertainment to exchange knowledge and to produce and sell goods and services. Enables globalization Globalization: integration and increasing interdependence across geographic boundaries, of economic, social, cultural, and ecological facets of life First era: 1422-1800, force behind globalization was how much muscle, horsepower, wind power, or steam power a country had and could deploy o Focus: on countries Second era: 1800-2000, force was multinational companies (headquarters in one country but operated in more) o Focus: Companies Third era: 2000-till now, emergence of global, web based platform o Focus: Groups and individuals Freidmans 10 Flatteners: contributed to the emergence of third era and the flat world www.notesolution.com
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