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Using MIS 3e Chapter 1
The Importance of MIS
David Kroenke

Study Questions
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What is MIS?
How can you use the five-component model? What is information? What makes some information better than other information? What is the difference between information technology and information systems? 2020?

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What is MIS?
• Development and use of information systems that help businesses achieve their goals and objectives. • Computer-based information system • (video)

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What is MIS?
• Information systems components (video link)

Figure 1-3 Five Components of an Information System

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Hardware—desktops, laptops, PDAs Software—operating systems, application programs Data—facts and figures entered into computers Procedures—how the other four components are used People—users, technologists, IS support

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Development and Use of Information Systems
Development
• Information systems are built for business professionals (you) to use. • You need to take an active role in specifying system requirements and in managing development projects to ensure that the system meets your needs and the organization’s needs.

Use
• You need to learn how to use to accomplish your goals. • You have responsibilities for protecting security of system and data. • You have responsibilities for backing up data. • You will help in recover systems and data.

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Achieving Business Goals and Objectives
• Businesses themselves do not “do” anything.
• People within a business sell, buy, design, produce, finance, market, account, and manage. • Information systems exist to help people in business achieve the goals and objectives of that business.

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Achieving Business Goals and Objectives
• “Every other has a Facebook presence” is the wrong reason for developing an information system. • Not asking right questions, such as: • “What is the purpose of our Facebook page?”  “What is it going to do for us?”  “Is Facebook the best choice?”  “Are the costs of maintaining the page sufficiently offset by the benefits?”

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Study Questions
Q. What is MIS?

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Q. Q. Q. Q.

How can you use the five-component model?
What is information? What makes some information better than other information? What is the difference between information technology and information systems? 2020?

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How Can You Use the Five-Component Framework?
• Five components interact with each other to create a complete system.  Actors—hardware and people take actions  Instructions—software and procedures provide instructions for actors  Bridges—data bridges hardware/software and people/procedures

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How Can You Use the Five-Component Framework?

Figure 1-3 Characteristics of the Five Components
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The Most Important Component— YOU
• [Video] • You are part of every information system that you use. • Even if you have the perfect information system, if you do not know what to do with the information that it produces, you are wasting your time and money. • Your quality of thinking is a large part of the quality of an information system.

 Substantial cognitive research has shown that you cannot increase your basic IQ.  You can dramatically increase the quality of your thinking by changing the way you have programmed your brain to work.

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