CHECKPOINT: INFORMATION SYSTEM BUSINESS PROBLEM DIMENSIONS
University of Phoenix
What are the three dimensions to business problems? Provide examples of each. The three dimensions to business problems are technology, organizations, and people. 1.
The technological problems involve all the components in the firm’s information technology infrastructure, such as computer hardware, computer software, data management systems, and the networks and telecommunications technology. Technology needs to put all of these components plus more together and make sure that they run proficiently. 2.
Organization is a consideration of the business’ structure, culture, politics, and processes. Different people on different levels in the organization are responsible for inputting information into the system which allows it to function properly. 3.
The dimension of the people is the ability for the business’ management and employees to work individually and in work groups, as well as to have proper training to work the information technology infrastructure. If the people are not properly trained to input the information and read the output properly then the system will not function to the best of its ability. What is the difference between IT and information systems? Describe some functions of information systems. Information technology (IT) is all of the hardware and software that a business may need to use in order to reach its objectives. Information systems are a set of interrelated components that retrieve, process, store and then distribute information which is used for control in organizations and to support decision making. The different between information technology and information systems is that information technology is the design, development, implementation, support or management of the information system and the information system is the interaction between the people, processes, and technology. An information system takes data and...
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