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Chapter 1
Business Information Systems in Your Career

Student Objectives

1. How are information systems transforming business and what is their relationship to globalization? 2. Why are information systems so essential for running and managing a business today? 3. What exactly is an information system? How does it work? What are its people, organization, and technology components? 4. How will a four-step method for business problem solving help you solve information system-relations problems? 5. How will information systems affect business careers and what information systems skills and knowledge are essential?

Chapter Outline

1.1 The Role of Information Systems in Business Today

How Information Systems Are Transforming Business
Globalization Challenges and Opportunities: A Flattened World
Business Drivers of Information Systems
2. Perspectives on Information Systems and Information Technology
What Is an Information System?
It Isn’t Simply Technology: The Role of People and Organizations
Dimensions of Information Systems
3. Understanding Information Systems: A Business Problem-Solving Approach
The Problem-Solving Approach
A Model of the Problem-Solving Process
The Role of Critical Thinking in Problem Solving
The Connection Between Business Objectives, Problems, and Solutions 4. Information Systems and Your Career
How Information Systems Will Affect Business Careers
Information Systems and Your Career: Wrap-Up
How This Book Prepares You for the Future
1.5Hands-On MIS

Key Terms

The following alphabetical list identifies the key terms discussed in this chapter. The page number for each key term is provided.

|Business model, 8 |Information system, 11 | |Business processes, 14 |Information systems literacy, 13 | |Change management, 20 |Information technology (it), 10 | |Computer hardware, 15 |Information technology (IT) infrastructure, 15 | |Computer literacy, 13 |Input, 11 | |Computer software, 15 |Internet, 15 | |Critical thinking, 21 |Intranets, 15 | |Culture, 14 |Management information systems (MIS), 13 | |Data, 11 |Network, 15 | |Data management technology, 15 |Networking and telecommunications technology, 15 | |Extranets, 15 |Output, 11 | |Feedback, 12 |Processing, 11 | |Information, 11 |World Wide Web, 15 |

Teaching Suggestions

You are probably meeting on the first class session to introduce yourself, the course, and to meet the students. It is good to get to the classroom early and meet the students as they come in. Learn a few names as the students enter.

After going over any requirements you may have for the course, try to give an overview of the...
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