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Students will review:
This chapter helps students review the concepts in an MIS basics unit of a standard introductory business course. Topics covered include:
- Enterprise software
- Information systems resources
- Business strategies
- Internet communication
- Database management
1. 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.
2. Internet Communication: Social Media, Email, Blog, & Chat
This lesson talks about how social media adds business value by building networks that enhance competitive advantage, enable the exchange of information, foster strong relationships and serve as a foundation of building professional and personal relationships irrespective of different geographical spaces and time zones.
3. Internet Collaboration: Second Life, VOIP, Video Conferencing, Virtual Reality & Telepresence
Today, individuals and businesses are collaborating and interacting online from dispersed locations. Many technologies make it possible to communicate, learn, conduct business, and socialize with people from anywhere in the world. This lesson will discuss various Internet collaboration tools and virtual reality concepts.
4. Business Intelligence (BI): Organizing, Categorizing and Accessing Data
Business Intelligence uses specialized information systems to gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. Learn about some of the specific tools used in Business Intelligence.
5. Management Information Systems (MIS): Manager Decision-Making Tools
Management information systems help managers make effective decisions to support ongoing operations within an organization. Learn about the types of reports produced by an MIS.
6. Enterprise Software for Business Applications
Enterprise software gives multiple users in different locations access to the same functionality. This central system ensures that information is shared across all functional areas and levels of management within an organization.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Intranet and Extranet: Comparing Information and Data Dissemination
Organizations rely upon intranets and extranets to share information, communicate with employees, suppliers and customers, and enable collaboration on projects. This lesson explains how intranets and extranets work. It introduces the topics of virtual private networks, tunneling and firewalls.
10. Customer Relationship Management: Using CRM to Focus on Customers
Customer relationship management (CRM) is an enterprise business system that organizations utilize to acquire, enhance, and retain relationships with customers. This lesson explores how CRM helps organizations become more customer-focused and profitable by combining functional processes with business operations.
11. Knowledge Management: Capture, Store & Share Information with KM
Knowledge management makes it possible to capture, store, share and utilize the knowledge and experience of an organization. Learn about the different types of knowledge and how knowledge management is implemented in this video lesson.
12. What is Database Management? - How Databases Help Organizations
Organizations use large amounts of data. Database management makes it possible to organize and analyze these data. Learn why database management is important to support business operations.
13. Database Concepts and Structures: The Elements That Make Up a Database
Learn the fundamental elements of databases and how they are structured. One common data structure is a database table, which uses records and fields to organize data.
14. Data Warehousing and Data Mining: Information for Business Intelligence
Collections of databases that work together are called data warehouses. This makes it possible to integrate data from multiple databases. Data mining is used to help individuals and organizations make better decisions.
15. What is Object Process Methodology?
This lesson examines an important conceptual modelling language known as the Object Process Methodology. This methodology is used in the design of high quality systems.
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