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Five-Component Model of Information Systems and their Uses

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

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Five Component model of IS

1. Hardware refers to the physical component of the information system. These could be desktops, laptops, notebooks, netbooks, Ipads, mobile communications devices equipped with WiFi and internet connectivity.

2. Software is a machine readable instruction that runs the hardware. Software are of two types, operating systems and application programs. Operating systems is a program that runs other programs. This is used to boot the computer that starts the operation processes. Application software is written to perform specific tasks like word processing, spreadsheet, presentations, among others. The difference between these ...

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The solution identifies the five components of an information system such such hardware, software, data, procedures, and people. It suggests on how these components are utilized to come up with a fully functional systems.