MBUS626-AIE MIS Review. Jason Chou-Hong Chen , Ph.D. Professor of MIS Graduate School of Business, Gonzaga University Spokane, WA 99258 USA [email protected] Why Information Systems? (Why take IS?).
by Peter G.W. Keen
Mini/Micro provide user with computer power (as of Mainframe) but with little cost
Advances in telecommunications(link terminals/PC mainframe)
Software advances in application packages (e.g. , DBMS, spreadsheet
PC as DSS tool to access information stored in the center computer files to support management decision-making process.
The Information Age vs.
the Computer Age
The Computer Age Time-sharing Computer 1960’s
End of the computer age
Beginning of the information age
Which component is mostly important?
The good news:
Computers allow us to work 100% faster.
The bad news:
They generate 300% more work.