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Business Information Systems

by: Mrs. Amari O'Keefe

Business Information Systems MBAD 6121

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Mrs. Amari O'Keefe
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Mrs. Amari O'Keefe on Sunday October 25, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to MBAD 6121 at University of North Carolina - Charlotte taught by Staff in Fall. Since its upload, it has received 19 views. For similar materials see /class/228947/mbad-6121-university-of-north-carolina-charlotte in MBA at University of North Carolina - Charlotte.


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Date Created: 10/25/15
MBAD 6121 Business Information Systems Overview of Chapters 1 7 CHAPTER 1 This chapter traces the growing importance of information systems management and presents a conceptual model to show the key areas how they t together and the main issues for CIOs in each area It set up the context for the book rst by describing toady s business organizational and technical environments second by describing a framework for viewing the work of IS organizations and third by describing an IS organization s evolution from 1985 to present CHAPTER 2 The responsibilities of the head of the IS function now go far beyond operating highly ef cient production programming shops These executives must understand the goals of the enterprise and work in partnership with line executives to deploy IT to attain the organization s goals This chapter discusses the top IS executive s job looking rst at the top job itself by summarizing six major responsibilities and then exploring several ways the information systems function is evolving in organizations CHAPTER 3 Use of the Internet by businesses was the strategic use of information technology a few years ago Then the dotcom bust happened Questions remain Has the revolution ended Does an even larger revolution loom Are proprietary systems dead only open systems will survive Does IT even matter any more strategically This chapter addresses those questions Strategic roles of IT fall into one of three categories working inward improving a rm s internal processes and structure working outward improving its products and relationships with customers and working across improving its processes and relationships with its business partners Stated simply the strategic value of IT comes from communication which allows companies to reorganize and integrate business processes within and across boundaries With the rapid growth of the Internet a public network with low communication costs many of the traditional strategic systems are being replaced with Internetbased ebusiness applications CHAPTER 4 Systems planning especially strategic systems planning is becoming more dif cult and more important at the same time Technology is changing so fast that it is seems futile to plan for it yet the dependence on this technology makes planning its effective use a matter of organizational life and death This chapter contrasts the traditional view of planning with the senseandrespond approach of strategy making presenting seven IS planning techniques CHAPTER 5 This chapter describes seven types of distributed systems and discusses the concepts of IT architecture and IT infrastructure CHAPTER 6 Telecommunications is the ow of information among individuals work groups departments customer sites regional offices between enterprises and with the outside world The Internet has also opened up a cyberspace where people can be in a virtual world where organizations can conduct business and in fact a place where organizational processes eXist This is providing the foundation for the ebusiness economy as just about everything about telecom is shifting This chapter devotes itself heavily to this evolving telecommunications scene CHAPTER 7 This chapter explores the management of data information and knowledge It begins by identifying some problems in managing data and then surveys the evolution of database management systems including the nextgeneration systems It explores the various types of information that companies need to manage as they treat information as an organizational resource The chapter concludes by discussing one of the most important issues facing companies today how to manage knowledge


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