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1. INTRODUCTION ................................ ................................ ................................ ..................... 2

1.1 APPLE INC ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ 2 1.2 Organisation Structure of Apple ................................ ................................ ............................... 3 2. Management Information System................................ ................................ .............................. 4 2.1 Introduction................................ ................................ ................................ ............................. 4 2.2 Importance of Information................................ ................................ ................................ ....... 5 2.3 Strategic Information Management ................................ ................................ ......................... 5 2.4 Virtual Business Organisation ................................ ................................ ................................ ... 5 2.5 Information Systems in Apple Inc ................................ ................................ ............................. 6 3. 4. CONCLUSION ................................ ................................ ................................ ............................. 7 FUTURE RECOMMENDATIONS ................................ ................................ ................................ ... 7 4.1 Intellectual Property Management................................ ................................ ........................... 7 4.2 Information Security Management................................ ................................ ........................... 8 4.3 Corporate Social Responsibility and Information Systems................................ ......................... 8 4.4 People Management from the Prism of Information Systems................................ ................... 8 4.5 Flaws in the Present System ................................ ................................ ................................ ..... 9 4.6 Feedback Mechanism................................ ................................ ................................ ............... 9 4.7 Outsourcing versus Internalisation ................................ ................................ ........................... 9 REFERENCES ................................ ................................ ................................ ................................ .... 11

MANAGING INFORMATION SYSTEMS: A STUDY OF APPLE INC 1. INTRODUCTION This paper would discuss the issue of Managing Information systems in a corporate environment. The issue of information communication within the organisation would be studied and how lack of information to the concerned decision makers would impact the overall efficacy of the organisation would be brought forward. Finally the learner would conclude by providing recommendations to overcome these issues in an international environment. The company chosen for this paper is Apple Inc as information systems in a Information Technology based company would be interesting and highly important to look into. The company has a global presence with manufactur ing, assembling, retailing, supply chain management, being the core activities of the company along with the important element of research and development which is the key differentiator for the company in terms of being the leader in the industry in relat ion to innovation.

1.1 APPLE INC
Before we go ahead and analyse the issues related to information system, we would first have a brief overview of the company which would enable us to view the overall impact of information systems in the organisation and its relevance to the different activities undertaken by the company. Apple as a company was incorporated on 1 st April 1976 by three persons namely...
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