Devestation

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Week One

Introduction

INFORMATION SYSTEMS PLAY A KEY ROLE IN ALMOST EVERY ORGANIZATION TODAY. THE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT MUST BE DONE REQUIRES ASSISTANCE THAT COMPUTER SYSTEMS CAN PROVIDE. THEY COVER INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL FUNCTIONS IN THE ENTERPRISE. INTERNAL SYSTEMS INCLUDE PAYROLL, ACCOUNTING, AND INVENTORY MANAGEMENT. EXTERNAL SYSTEMS COVER AREAS SUCH AS SALES, MARKETING, AND WEBSITES. SOME SYSTEMS SPAN BOTH AREAS, MANAGING INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PARTS OF THE RELATED FUNCTIONS.

Some information systems are visible parts of an organization’s operations, but others lie under the surface. The latter types provide vital services, but may not be as visible to users.

This week in relationship to the course and the program

THIS WEEK STARTS WITH AN OVERVIEW OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS. YOU WILL EXAMINE THEIR COMPONENT PARTS AND THE DIFFERENT ROLES THEY FILL IN THE ENTERPRISE. YOU WILL ALSO LOOK AT HOW THEY ENHANCE THE MODERN ENTERPRISE AND ENABLE NEW BREAKTHROUGHS WITH THE CAPABILITIES THOSE SYSTEMS PROVIDE.

Hints for a reading strategy of the assigned materials

READ THE CHAPTERS AND BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE WAYS INFORMATION SYSTEMS ENABLE THE MODERN WORK WORLD. LINK WHAT YOU READ TO YOUR EXPERIENCE AS A USER OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS. UNDERSTANDING THE INTEGRAL ROLE OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN THE MODERN ENTERPRISE CAN HELP YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE THEM MORE EFFECTIVELY IN THE FUTURE.

Keep your eyes open for systems that began as optional enhancements, but later were so useful that they became a requirement of any enterprise that could use their functionality. You will investigate this concept more deeply in the coming weeks.

Some questions to ask as you hone your critical thinking

AS YOU READ THE CHAPTERS, THINK ABOUT THE SPECIFIC HIGHLIGHTED ROLES. ASK YOURSELF HOW EFFECTIVE INFORMATION SYSTEMS ARE IN THOSE ROLES. HOW DID THEY…...

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