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IT Workplace: Information Systems


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System
A collection of resources that work in a regular and coherent fashion to convert a set of inputs into a set of outputs that contribute to the achievement of some goals.
Component
A part or element of a larger whole.
Input
...A collection of raw data from the outside world that is put into the computer
Resources
Equipment needed within a system that is used to produce the output. Can be used over and over again without being used up.
Activities
a collections of related tasks that receive inputs and produce outputs.
Output
...The results of processed data; examples: a printed paper, a presentation, audio, video, etc.
Business system
A set of related components that work together to produce goods or services for rent or hire.
Computer-based system
A system that employs a computer as one its main resources.
data
Business __________ theft involves stealing proprietary business INFORMATION such as research for a new drug or a list of customers that competitors are eager to acquire.
Information
Data converted into a meaningful and useful context
Processing
...Manipulating data; exaples: bold, italicize, underline, enter formulas, edit pictures, etc.
Computer
A programmable machine designed to carry out a sequence of arithmetic or logical operations
Business Information System
Gathers data, organises and summarises them, and then converts them into practical information to be used by managers who use them to make decisions.