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What are Information Systems?
Built and used by people to collect, create and distribute useful data.
Information systems components: Data
Raw inputs for entry into IS.
Provides basis for qualitative/quantitative analysis.
Information systems components: Hardware
Physical components of IS.
Information systems components; Software
instructions that operate the IS.
Information systems components: Telecommunications
communication mechanism of IS, allows two or more computers to communicate.
Knowledge Worker
professionals that create, modify and/or synthesize information as a fundamental part of their job.
Knowledge Society
evolution resulting in the rise in numbers and the importance of knowledgeable workers in society.
New Economy
Describes a society where people use their brains more than their hands in their work and personal lives.