Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019)

Chapter 9: The People in Information Systems

Upon successful completion of this chapter, you will be able to: • Describe each of the different roles that people play in the design, development, and use of information systems; • Understand the different career paths available to those who work with information systems; • Explain the importance of where the information- systems function is placed in an organization; and • Describe the different types of users of information systems.

Introduction The opening chapters of this text focused on the technology behind information systems, namely hardware, software, data, and networking. The last chapter covered business processes and the key role they can play in the success of a business. This chapter discusses people, the last component of an information system. People are involved in information systems in just about every way. People imagine information systems, people develop information Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019) pg. 180

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