Ch 1: Information Systems in Organizations

About This Chapter

Watch our information systems and computer applications video lessons with short quizzes for self-reflection. Learn about the ways that information systems are used in organizations.

Information Systems in Organizations

Do you know what an information system is? Well, you soon will as you watch our lessons that describe their ins and outs. Learn what information systems are and who uses them. Take a look at how they affect the organizations in which they're found. Also learn about careers in the information systems field.

Our lessons will teach you how to identify and describe the four components of a system. You'll soon understand input, processing, output and feedback. Also discover the five major resources of a system - people, hardware, software, data and networks. See how all the components and resources play important roles. Discover the importance of each, and find out how they all work together to form a productive and efficient system that can benefit an organization.

As you learn more about information systems, you'll begin to see how this field may lead to promising career options. Study the different careers available. Find out the roles and functions that information system personnel carry out. Learn all about what a career in this field may have to offer and the different job options available.

Another aspect of information system usage that you'll get to review and study is how these systems can benefit a business. Do some research into strategies that businesses use when implementing information systems. Learn about the advantages provided by an information system and how simply implementing a system can give a business a competitive advantage.

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