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The Five Components of an Information System

Please help me with 250 words describing the component parts of an information system. Define each component and define how you can use the five component model to guide learning and thinking about information systems. Citations in APA style.

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There are five components of Information System, namely:
1. Peopleware
2. Data
3. Procedures
4. Hardware, and
5. Software

In all IS components, people should be on the top of the hierarchy. Any IS will not work if the people who provide the resources are absent. Caroll (2012) identified people "as the most important and most expensive component" of an information system.

The other four (4) components - data, procedures, hardware and software, would be useless without the human resources that would enhance their capabilities.

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The solution identifies and describes the role of the five components of information system.