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Ch 60: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Information Systems

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Test how much you remember about information systems by answering the quizzes in this chapter. Re-familiarize yourself with the uses and components of information systems during your studies for the WEST Business and Marketing Education exam.

WEST Business & Marketing Education: Information Systems - Chapter Summary

Brush up on how businesses integrate new technologies into their organizational structures with this engaging chapter. If you analyze these video lessons before taking the WEST Business and Marketing Education exam, you should be more prepared to answer questions on the following topics:

  • Characteristics of business technology
  • Impact of the Internet and technology in business operations and success
  • Enhanced and enabled e-business organizations
  • Types of information systems
  • The components, resources, and uses for information systems
  • Computer systems components, parts and devices
  • Different types of data storage devices
  • Computer hardware devices and their functions
  • Computer input and output devices
  • ASCII and Unicode

The short lessons are designed to keep you fully engaged with friendly voice overs, easy-to-follow lessons, and highly relevant visual aids. You can review the transcripts and commit the keywords to memory. In case any of the lessons don't quite make sense, remember that our instructors are able to answer questions.

WEST Business & Marketing Education: Information Systems Chapter Objectives

Prove your aptitude at teaching within the fields of business and marketing by passing the WEST Business and Marketing Education exam. In this comprehensive multiple-choice assessment, you will have to demonstrate the full extent of your knowledge concerning the following five areas: information technology, communications, and career and technical education programs; business management and law; economics and international business; accounting; and marketing and entrepreneurship. By sharpening your skills in this chapter about information systems, it should help prepare you for the questions within the information technology, communications, and career and technical education programs area, the largest area on the entire exam (which makes up about 27% of the test questions). To do well in this area, you have to possess a thorough understanding of not only information systems but also networking, business communications, Internet security, and e-commerce.

13 Lessons in Chapter 60: WEST Business & Marketing Education: Information Systems
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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.

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