IUB BUS-K 201 - k201 Lecture Exam 1 Review Questions (13 pages)

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Indiana University, Bloomington
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Bus-K 201 - The Computer in Business

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Lecture Practical Exam 1 Review Questions Chapter 1 1 Briefly describe the following terms system information system and management information system a System a group of components that interact to achieve some purpose b Information system a group of components that interact to produce information That sentence although true raises another question What are these components that interact to produce information c Management information system MIS the management and use of information systems that help businesses achieve their strategies This has three key elements Management and use information systems and strategies 2 List and briefly explain the five component model of an information system with an example a 5 components Hardware Computer storage disk keyboard and monitor Software Word WordPerfect or some other word processing program Data the words sentences and paragraphs in your report Procedures the methods you use to start the program enter your report print it and save and back up your file and People YOU 3 Why do businesses develop information systems Also point out some of the wrong reasons businesses sometimes cite for developing information systems a To run and manage a company successfully IS help businesses achieve their strategies They are not created so that company can be modern or so that the company can show it has a social networking presence on the web They are not created because the information systems department thinks it needs to be created or because the company is not asking questions 4 What is the most important component of an information system Why a YOU are Even if you have a perfect information system if you do not know what to do with the data that it produces you are wasting your time and money The quality of your thinking is a large part of the quality of the information system 5 Explain how the five components of an information system are arranged in terms of ease of change and organizational disruption a Hardware and People



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