Information Systems Information systems are systems that provide information to users Contents Just press enter to go to the next page or click on the hyperlink to go to a particular topic 8.1 Hardware 8.2 Software ( word processors , spreadsheets , databases )
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Information systems are systems that provide information to users
By the end of this unit you should be able to:
This chart shows a data structure which has a hierarchy or in other words levels.
This type of chart is called a hierarchy chart.
The people directly involved in an information system includes:
(c)A spreadsheet uses a rectangular grid made up of rows and ____________
(d) A ___________ is an organized collection of data.
(e) A file is a block of data divided into a set of related _________.
(g) _________ is the process of arranging data in a particular order.
(h) Databases are accessed by a _______.
( i ) ___________ is a way of paying for goods and services by transferring funds directly from your bank account.
( j) _________ are involved in every aspect of an information system.
2. What is a terminal?
An input and output device, usually a keyboard and monitor, that communicates with another computer.
3. What storage medium is growing in popularity for storing data in information system?
CDs that are increasingly popular for storing data.
5. List three common types of software used in information system.
Common types of software are word processor, spreadsheets and databases.
6. What advantages do word processor have over other methods of writing?
. ease of editing text – mistakes can be corrected and text moved before printing;
. variety of fonts – different typefaces each with a particular size, style and weight;
. ease of storage – text can be stored on a disk and retrieved as required.
1. What is the purpose of the library computer system?