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Business: Computers and Information Processing

Please choose one of the two (DQ2a or DQ2b) discussion questions. Student may answer both DQ's; however, only the first DQ answered will count towards your DQ requirement (the second DQ answered will count towards participation).

1. Discuss how information systems are linked to the business objectives of an organization.

2. How important are communications skills to IS personnel? Consider this statement: "IS personnel need a combination of skills?one-third technical skills, one-third business skills, and one-third communications skills." Do you think this is true? How would this affect the training of IS personnel?

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Discuss how information systems are linked to the business objectives of an organization.

First and foremost organizations should have a clear understanding of its respective goal and objectives. This understanding should include goals and objectives of the short term but in the long term as well. Once this understanding is ingrained in the decision maker's mindset, information systems can be utilized to create efficiencies in obtaining the organizations goals and objectives. It is important to note that information systems should not be implemented simply because it is the popular thing to do. Meaning that all of the other companies are implementing information systems. They should be implemented to meet the goals of the organizations. ...

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This solution helps explore computers and information processing, in the context of business.

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