Ch 18: Information Systems in Business

About This Chapter

In this chapter is a comprehensive overview of information systems in business. Lessons provide in-depth analyses of business technology, information systems, computer system components, storage devices and much more.

Information Systems in Business - Chapter Summary

Feel confident that you have a quality understanding of information systems in business by reviewing this chapter's entertaining videos. Lessons examine the relationship between business and technology. They also take a close look at how information systems help businesses operate efficiently. Exploring this chapter will enable you to do the following:

  • List the characteristics of business technology
  • Explain how the Internet impacts business operations and how technology helps businesses succeed
  • Define e-business enhanced and e-business enabled organizations
  • Provide the meaning of an information system, and identify its components and resources
  • Pinpoint and describe computer system components
  • Discuss characteristics of computer memory and processing devices
  • Describe external, internal, computer input and computer output devices
  • Share your knowledge of the use of ASCII and Unicode to represent characters in binary code

Watch videos from home or anywhere you can access an Internet connection. If you want a simple review of key topics without watching lessons in their entirety, use clickable timelines that allow you to skip through the videos. Review full transcripts of the lessons to access vocabulary words that can deepen your information systems in business knowledge. Take the short quiz with each lesson to assess your understanding of concepts covered. If you answer a question incorrectly, click the link next to the answer to revisit the related portion of the video lesson.

14 Lessons in Chapter 18: Information Systems in Business
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What is Business Technology? - Characteristics & Development

1. What is Business Technology? - Characteristics & Development

Technology is the essence of change in business and society. In this lesson, you'll learn about technology, its characteristics, its historical phases and how innovation is fueled today.

The Internet's Impact on Business Operations & Interactions

2. The Internet's Impact on Business Operations & Interactions

In this lesson, you will learn how the Internet and other technological innovations have changed the way organizations operate and interact with their stakeholders.

How Technology Helps Achieve Business Success

3. How Technology Helps Achieve Business Success

Technology can help aid in the success of a business and has a winner-take-most-market reality for those with the best and most efficient technologies. In this lesson, you will learn the key ways technology helps businesses become leaders in their market.

E-Business Enhanced and E-Business Enabled Organizations

4. E-Business Enhanced and E-Business Enabled Organizations

Businesses use the Internet in different ways. Some use it as a part of their business, while some use it to run the entire business. In this lesson, we will discuss the differences between e-business enhanced and e-business enabled businesses.

What Is an Information System?

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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.

Computer System Components: Computer Parts & Functions

8. Computer System Components: Computer Parts & Functions

Are you ready to buy a computer? Let's take a trip through the components of a computer for some advice. We'll learn about the motherboard, memory, storage, connectivity and peripherals.

Computer Memory and Processing Devices: Functions & Characteristics

9. Computer Memory and Processing Devices: Functions & Characteristics

Have you ever wondered how your computer operates - specifically, where it stores all the information it needs to run? This lesson will answer that question by explaining the general functions of the central processing unit (CPU), random-access memory (RAM) and read-only memory (ROM).

External and Internal Storage Devices: Optical, Magnetic & Semiconductor Storage

10. External and Internal Storage Devices: Optical, Magnetic & Semiconductor Storage

Let's explore the capacity of internal and external storage devices. We'll learn how optical, magnetic and semiconductor storage works, as well as identify some examples of storage devices.

Computer Input Devices: Keyboards, Mice, Audio & Video

11. Computer Input Devices: Keyboards, Mice, Audio & Video

What input devices do you use on a daily basis? We'll take a look at the common keyboard and mouse devices as well as other methods of input like audio and video.

Computer Output Devices: Monitors, Speakers, & Printers

12. Computer Output Devices: Monitors, Speakers, & Printers

So you've entered information into your computer. How do you get it back out? Here's a look at output devices such as monitors, speakers, printers and eBooks.

ASCII and Unicode to Represent Characters in Binary Code

13. ASCII and Unicode to Represent Characters in Binary Code

A computer can think at speeds of over a billion machine cycles per second. However, no spoken language is a computer's native tongue. Learn how a computer translates analog to digital signals in this lesson.

Systems Security: Firewalls, Encryption, Passwords & Biometrics

14. Systems Security: Firewalls, Encryption, Passwords & Biometrics

Computer systems face a number of security threats. Learn about different approaches to system security, including firewalls, data encryption, passwords and biometrics.

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