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Introduction to Information Systems and Management

Learn the fundamentals of database management, information systems and management in this free online course.

Publisher: NPTEL
In this free course, learn how an information system facilitates decision-making and streamlining data distribution. The peculiarities of information systems, databases, and data analysis are also featured herein. The applications of data mining, and data analytics tools, along with their various examples will also be highlighted. You will gain the crucial skills of information systems management and database creation and maintenance.
Introduction to Information Systems and Management
  • Duration

    4-5 Hours
  • Students

    58
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

Tons of data is being generated every day in almost every industry, whether it be educational, engineering, production or medicine. In order to process this data and retrieve valuable information, the need for a sophisticated information system becomes a necessity. The information is processed in a database by an information system, which makes it easier to locate the data. The Business Information System (BIS) promotes decision-making and streamlines the delivery of necessary data, allowing for informed decisions to be made more quickly. In this course, through intelligent processes like data mining, you will get acquainted with the fundamentals of information systems, databases and data processing. In the first section, you will discover what an information system means and how its application is transforming businesses today. You'll also study the difference between data and knowledge, as well as the value of both in a business setting. Emerging innovations in the areas of information technology and management, and an introduction to the six strategic business objectives, will then be discussed. Following that, you'll get to know about an information system's generic ecosystem and how each part of the ecosystem interacts with the information system.

The three dimensions of an information system will be explored, as well as how these dimensions affect an organization's information system, the business information value chain and its activities. The various types of information technology will be highlighted and the key categories of Cloud Computing will be introduced. Then you'll learn how the shift to a cloud-based environment poses risks to organizational and personal data, as well as the evolving Internet of Things, considering how everyday lives and professions are being affected by this technology. The use of social media for both personal and organizational purposes, as well as its risks and benefits, will then be discussed. Furthermore, you will get acquainted with a database, its components, and functions. The data hierarchy will also be discussed, featuring different examples, as well as the issues associated with conventional data storage methods. The relational database, its capabilities and operations, will also be addressed. You will see how to integrate productivity into a company's business processes. Additionally, you'll learn about entity-relationship diagrams and why they're important in database and data warehousing design.

In the last sections, you will learn about data mining, its applications and its significance in today's businesses. Then, you'll discover how data mining is used in a number of industries, including marketing, banking, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, and retail. Afterwards, you will be exposed to a variety of data analytics tools and techniques that are currently in use in the business world and the various types of analytics, their roles in analyzing and refining an organization's data. Finally, multiple analytics methods and techniques will be illustrated, including data visualization, clustering, and regression analysis. This is a multidisciplinary course that applies to almost every industry on the planet. There are far too many predictions and prospects to succeed in this one course. This is a rich computing course that does not necessitate any programming experience and can be taken by anyone, whether you are just curious to know about the field or plan to develop in it professionally. Enrol now and take advantage of this versed course. Start this course today.

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