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Ch 2: Information Systems in Organizations: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Information Systems in Organizations chapter of this College Information Systems and Computer Applications Help and Review course is the simplest way to master organizations' information systems. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of information systems in organizations.

Who's it for?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering college information systems material will benefit from taking this course. There is no faster or easier way to learn college information systems. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding information systems or working with input, processing, output and feedback
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning business topics (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about information systems in organizations
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra business learning resources

How it works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Information Systems in Organizations chapter exam.

Why it works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Information Systems in Organizations chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any organizational information systems question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an Information Systems in Organizations unit of a standard college information systems course. Topics covered include:

  • Information systems
  • Four components of an information system
  • Information systems resources
  • Information systems career and job options
  • Market advantages related to information systems

24 Lessons in Chapter 2: Information Systems in Organizations: Help and Review
What Is an Information System?

1. What Is an Information System?

Information systems are an integral part of businesses. But what, exactly, is an information system? In this lesson, we'll define information systems and then examine the three main components of an information system.

Input, Processing, Output & Feedback: Information System Components

2. Input, Processing, Output & Feedback: Information System Components

What are the components that really make an information system work? In this lesson, we'll explore IPOS (input, process, output and storage) and how this system works.

Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People

3. Information Systems Resources: Networks, Hardware, Software, Data & People

What are the resources an information system needs? Discover how networks, hardware, software, data and people work together to create usable information.

Information Systems Jobs & Career Options

4. Information Systems Jobs & Career Options

In this lesson, we'll give an overview of some of the careers in the information systems and technology fields. You have options, so let's explore them.

Business Strategies: Market Advantages Provided by Information Systems

5. Business Strategies: Market Advantages Provided by Information Systems

What business strategies might an information system use? We'll take a look at the concepts of business process modeling, process re-engineering, total quality management and competitive advantage and see how they relate to information systems.

What Are Information Systems? - Definition & Types

6. What Are Information Systems? - Definition & Types

An information system is software that helps you organize and analyze data. This makes it possible to answer questions and solve problems relevant to the mission of an organization.

Technological Factors in Business: Definition & Concept

7. Technological Factors in Business: Definition & Concept

Technology permeates the internal and external environments of a business and can transform a business into a success or failure. In this lesson, you'll learn about technological factors in business.

Analytical CRM: Definition & Applications

8. Analytical CRM: Definition & Applications

This lesson explains what analytical CRM (customer relationship management) is, what it means to a company and how the data derived from it is used by the company to provide valuable feedback and help manage customer relations.

Broadcast Engineering: Definition & Overview

9. Broadcast Engineering: Definition & Overview

Explore how broadcast engineering helps you to listen to your favorite radio or TV programs. Discover how this field guarantees that TV and radio shows, advertisements and live performances are fully enjoyable.

Overview of Business Information Systems Classes and Courses

10. Overview of Business Information Systems Classes and Courses

Individuals can major in business information systems at the bachelor's degree level, but there are courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs. Read on to learn more about these technology courses.

Salary and Career Options for Computer Information Systems Specialists

11. Salary and Career Options for Computer Information Systems Specialists

Degrees in computer information systems typically cover network security, design and function. Find out about the curricula of these programs, and learn about career options, job growth and salary info for computer information systems specialists.

Computer Information Systems Manager: Job Description and Requirements

12. Computer Information Systems Manager: Job Description and Requirements

Computer information systems managers require a significant amount of formal education. Learn more about the degree programs and job duties for this career to decide if it's right for you.

Computer Information Systems Degree and Certificate Programs

13. Computer Information Systems Degree and Certificate Programs

Students pursuing an education in Computer Information Systems (CIS) may obtain an associate's degree, bachelor's degree, or a post-baccalaureate certificate. These programs explore topics such as programming, database design and web development.

Best Computer Information Systems Schools: List of Top Schools

14. Best Computer Information Systems Schools: List of Top Schools

Learn about three of the best schools offering computer information systems degree programs in the US. Read on for school information and rankings, degree titles, and program curriculum.

What is SaaS? - Definition, Examples & Benefits

15. What is SaaS? - Definition, Examples & Benefits

Have you sent a message on Twitter or shared a picture on Facebook? These are examples of SaaS, or software as a service. In this lesson we will learn about SaaS and how it's used.

SaaS vs. Cloud Computing

16. SaaS vs. Cloud Computing

When people say that data is stored in the Cloud, what do they mean? In this lesson, we'll answer this question and explore the differences and similarities between SaaS and cloud computing.

How to Send Email from a Batch File

17. How to Send Email from a Batch File

In the information technology field, we may be asked to complete a set of tasks and then create a notification when the tasking is done. This tasking is usually done with batch or script files, which we'll learn about here.

What is a Batch File? - Examples & Basics

18. What is a Batch File? - Examples & Basics

In this lesson, you will discover and understand a powerful computer processing tool: The batch file. You will also be shown some useful examples for batch files, including a process for backing up the valuable data stored on your computer.

Batch File Commands: Pause, Delete, Sleep & More

19. Batch File Commands: Pause, Delete, Sleep & More

Windows allows you to create batch files of commands that can be executed as a whole. This lesson introduces you to some of the more basic commands, such as SLEEP, PAUSE and DEL, as well as some other useful ones.

Batch Files: If Else Statements

20. Batch Files: If Else Statements

This lesson will explain how to use 'if' and 'if else' statements in a batch file. Several examples of each of these statements will also be provided to demonstrate their usage.

Batch File Comments & Arguments

21. Batch File Comments & Arguments

This lesson will explain how to use comments and arguments in a batch file. This lesson will also provide two different examples of comments and two different examples of arguments.

How to Create a Batch File

22. How to Create a Batch File

This lesson will explain how to create a batch file. It will also provide some background on what a batch file is, what it's used for, and provide a simple example.

Preventing Privilege Escalation

23. Preventing Privilege Escalation

In this lesson we will learn the definition of privilege escalation, the activities that comprise the attack and the different methods system administrator can employ to secure prevention.

What is Privilege Escalation?

24. What is Privilege Escalation?

In this lesson we will learn the meaning and implications of privilege escalation in the world of technology. We will examine the different types of escalation attacks and their implications.

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