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Information Systems Management Discussion

Information system Management Kroenke, D. M. (2013). Using MIS (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

1. List and briefly explain the five-component model of an information system. How can you use them?

2. Why is MIS one of the most important courses for a business student?

3. Briefly describe your role as an employee of an organization in the IS field. Give examples of what you need to know about information systems and how it can help with your job performance.

4. Briefly explain the role of information systems in an organization.

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1. List and briefly explain the five-component model of an information system. How can you use them?
The five component model of an information system is made up of hardware, software, data, procedures and people. According to Kroenke (2013), the five component framework is laid out horizontally, with data in the middle serving as a bridge between the computer side (the hardware and programs) and the human side (the procedures and people). Kroenke further delineates the components by showing that the hardware uses programs to deliver/produce data, while people use procedures as a way of instructing/computing data. Procedures are the "policies that govern the operation of a computer system" (Askenäs & Westelius, 2000). While each of these items serve as a separate component, they also work together to join together as a team to deliver results. Each of the components must be able to effectively contribute and work together. The five-component framework allows an information system employee the ability to evaluate each component to determine what is needed, in terms of hardware and licenses, data bases that must be created, and procedures needed to help people use and administer the system. In addition, it helps determine the system's impact on people, the training that will be needed to deal with the system, if adjustments will need to be made in staffing or in operations. There might also be a need to deal with frustration over system changes in the people component as well.

2. Why is MIS one of the most important courses for a business student?
MIS is important in helping business students develop strong cognitive ...

Solution Summary

This solution explains the five component model of an information system, why MIS is one of the most important courses for a business student, the role as an employee of an organization in the IS field, and the role of information systems in an organization. Includes references and examples.

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