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business model
a method by which a company generates revenue to sustain itself
business pressures
forces in the organization's environment, such as global comptetition, that create pressures on the orgationation's operations; also caled drivers
computer-based information system (CBIS)
information system that includes a computer for some or all of its operation
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critical response activities
the major activities used by organizations to counter business pressures
digital economy
another name for today's web-based, or Internet, economy
ethics
a branch of philosophy that deals with what is considered to be right or wrong
information superhighway
a national information infrastructure to interconnect computer users; now usually simply called the Internet
information system (IS)
a physical process that supports an organization by collecting, processing, storing, and analyzing data, and disseminating information to achieve orgainzational goals
information technology (IT)
the technology component of an information system (a narrow definition); or the collection of the computing systems in an organization (the broad definition used in the book)
Metcalfe's Law
maxim that states that the value of a network grows roughly in line with the square of the number of its users
Moore's Law
the expectation that the power of a microprocessor will double every 18 months, while the cost stays at the same level
network storage device
storage devices that are attached to the corporate network (usually intranets) and that can be accessed from network applications throughout the enterprise for data sharing
networked computing
a corporate information infrastructure that provides the necessary networks for distributed computing. Users can easily contact each other or databases and communicate with external entities
object technology
technology that enables development of self-contained units of software that can be shared, purchased, and/or reused; includes object-oriented programming, object-oriented databases, and other object-oriented-based components and activities