Introduction to Information and Management Systems
Gain a better understanding of information systems, their key components and role in organizational transformation.
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This course begins with a definition of information systems. It then follows with an outline and brief explanation of the various components of information systems. You will touch on network communication as a new piece of the technology component. This will be followed by a critical review on the role of information systems in making organizations competitive - A case study on Walmart’s success by using information systems. The course also explores whether organizations should treat information systems as a commodity or an investment.You will learn about the people component in information systems. You will also learn about the processes component and how it relates with business management.
Next, the course touches on Management information systems, it briefly describes Management information systems and expounds more on the definition of Management information systems. You will learn about the various types of management information systems and how we use them day to day. This will be followed by a description on the following key progression phases in information systems: The Mainframe Era, The PC Revolution, Client-Server, The World Wide Web and E-Commerce, Web 2.0 and The Post-PC World. The course explains more about the invention of the world wide web and its impact on ecommerce. It also explains about the transition to web 2.0 and how interactive blogs and websites replaced middlemen in business. Finally, the course describes a Post-PC world and the impact of new inventions such as cloud computing.
This course introduces management information systems by breaking and explaining the various components involved. It clearly elaborates the transition of information and their impact on business, organizations and individuals. By taking this course you will be in a position to understand the ingrained relationship between information systems and reviews several great artists and their amazing works. It will help you understand business/organizational success. This course is best fit for anyone who wishes to venture in the field of information systems or anyone who wishes to understand more about organizational management using information systems.
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Introduction to Information Systems
Introduction to Information Systems - Learning Outcomes
What is an Information System?
Can Information Systems Bring Competitive Advantage?
Introduction to Information Systems - Lesson Summary
Management Information Systems
Management Information Systems - Learning Outcomes
What is a Management Information System?
The Role of Information Systems
Management Information Systems - Lesson summary
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Define information system
- Explain the components of information system
- Describe the basic history of information system
- Discuss technology as a component of information system
- Distinguish between Hardware, Software and Data in Information system
- Outline examples of Hardware, Software and Data in Information system
- Explain the competitive advantage of information system
- Define the term Management information system
- Explain the use of Management information system
- Outline examples of Management information system
- Describe the role of information systems in organization
- Explain the various phases of information systems advancement
- Describe the Post-PC world characteristics
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