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is 311 Information Systems Fundamentals. College Of Computer Science and Information, Information Systems Department. Course Description. Information systems Fundamentals - IS 311 is a core course in the bachelor of information systems department.
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Information Systems Fundamentals
College Of Computer Science and Information, Information Systems Department
This course introduces the students to:
1- “Introduction to Information Systems” , by James A. O’Brien / Marakas , Fifteenth Edition , McGraw-Hill.
In the website:
Foundations of Information Systems in Business
“a set of interrelated components, with a clearly defined boundary, working together to achieve a common set of objectives by accepting inputs and producing outputs in an organized transformation process.”
Transforma-tion process converts input into output
(Ex: manufacturing process, Breathing process…)
Transferring transformed elements to their ultimate destination
(Ex: finished product, human services…)
Capturing and assembling elements that enter the system to be processed
(Ex: raw materials,
Data, students…)Basic Functions of a System
The system concept becomes even more useful by including two additional elements as follows:
If we apply our understanding of general system concepts
to information systems, it should be easy to see the parallels.
People are the essential ingredients for the successful operation of all information systems. These people resources include end users and IS specialists.
This concept includes all physical devices and materials used in information processing.
Example of hardware in computer-based information systems:
E.g. laptop, tablet, desktop microcomputer system
E.g. input : keyboard, mouse
output: screen , printers
storage : magnetic or optical disk drivers
This concept includes all sets of information processing instructions.
Examples of software Resources:
Operating system program that ccontrol and support the operation of computer system(e.g. Unix , Windows)
Programs direct the processing (e.g. word)
Instructions for people who will use the IS (e.g. users manual for using sw package)
$35,000 12 Units $12,000 J. Jones Western Region $100,000 100 Units 35 Units
Salesperson: J. Jones Sales region: Western Region
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The concept emphasizes that communications technologies and networks are fundamental resource components of all information systems.
(e.g. wire, microwave, cellular , wireless tech. ).
(e.g. modem ,network operating system, internet browser packages)
Calculating, comparing, sorting , summarizing
Messages, reports, forms, image
Feedbacks monitoring, evaluated