Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019)

Chapter 1: What Is an Information System?

Upon successful completion of this chapter, you will be able to: • Define what an information system is by identifying its major components; • Describe the basic history of information systems; and • Describe the basic argument behind the article “Does IT Matter?” by Nicholas Carr.

Introduction Welcome to the world of information systems, a world that seems to change almost daily. Over the past few decades information systems have progressed to being virtually everywhere, even to the point where you may not realize its existence in many of your daily activities. Stop and consider how you interface with various components in information systems every day through different

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