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Ch 52: ORELA Business Education: Information Technology

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Use this comprehensive overview of information technology to enhance your studies for the ORELA Business Education assessment. Explore engaging video lessons, then test your comprehension with self-assessment quizzes.

ORELA Business Education: Information Technology - Chapter Summary

This chapter provides you with the in-depth look at information technology you need to answer related questions on the ORELA Business Education assessment. Once you've explored the lessons, you will be able to:

  • Define an information system and describe enterprise software for business applications
  • Identify information systems resources and forms of Internet communication
  • Describe Internet collaboration options and forms of business intelligence
  • Share the meaning of management information systems (MIS), data warehousing and data mining
  • Explain the impact of information technology on the economy and privacy
  • Discuss the impact of e-commerce and m-commerce on consumer privacy and fraud
  • Describe types of computer security and threat-prevention measures for individuals and organizations

The videos each average about 10 minutes in length. Gaining access to short, yet comprehensive lessons on information technology can ease the challenging task of compiling and reviewing days or weeks of subject matter on your own.

12 Lessons in Chapter 52: ORELA Business Education: Information Technology
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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.

Enterprise Software for Business Applications

2. 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.

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.

Internet Communication: Social Media, Email, Blog, & Chat

4. 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.

Internet Collaboration: Second Life, VOIP, Video Conferencing, Virtual Reality & Telepresence

5. 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.

Business Intelligence (BI): Organizing, Categorizing and Accessing Data

6. 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.

Management Information Systems (MIS): Manager Decision-Making Tools

7. 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.

Data Warehousing and Data Mining: Information for Business Intelligence

8. 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.

Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

9. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

Information technology has impacted the economy in a number of ways. The most noticeable changes involve e-commerce, marketing tactics, facilitation of globalization, job insecurity, and job design. This lesson will explore a variety of concepts pertaining to the changing economy, including downsizing, outsourcing, the use of cookies, the benefits and costs of globalization, and the impact of e-commerce.

Impact of Technology on Privacy

10. Impact of Technology on Privacy

Technology has a number of social and ethical implications that cause debate and concern. One specific issue is privacy. Information technology has opened up society and decreased privacy. This lesson will explore a number of privacy issues that are of concern, including electronic surveillance, availability of personal information, cookies and spyware, and workplace monitoring.

Impact of e-Commerce and m-Commerce on Consumer Privacy and Fraud

11. Impact of e-Commerce and m-Commerce on Consumer Privacy and Fraud

There are a number of challenges in the world of e-commerce and m-commerce stemming from the ease of information exchange over the Internet. The issues discussed in this lesson include consumer privacy and fraud.

Computer Security & Threat Prevention for Individuals & Organizations

12. Computer Security & Threat Prevention for Individuals & Organizations

Computer security and threat prevention is essential for individuals and organizations. Effective security measures can reduce errors, fraud, and losses. This lesson will explore unintentional threats and intentional threats. Various security measures and defenses will be explored, including encryption, firewalls, anti-virus, anti-spyware, passwords, back-ups, and biometric security.

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