Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019)

best describe an information system to your friends or family. 2. Of the five primary components of an information system (hardware, software, data, people, process), which do you think is the most important to the success of a business organization? Write a one-paragraph answer to this question that includes an example from your personal experience to support your answer. 3. Everyone interacts with various information systems every day: at the grocery store, at work, at school, even in our cars. Make a list of the different information systems you interact with daily. Can you identify the technologies, people, and processes involved in making these systems work? 4. Do you agree that we are in a post-PC stage in the evolution of information systems? Do some original research and cite it as you make your prediction about what business computing will look like in the next generation. 5. The Walmart sidebar introduced you to how information systems was used to make them the world’s leading retailer. Walmart has continued to innovate and is still looked to as a leader in the use of technology. Do some original research and write a one-page report detailing a new technology that Walmart has recently implemented or is pioneering. Labs 1. Examine your PC. Using a four-column table format identify and record the following information: 1 st column: Program name, 2 nd column: software manufacturer, 3 rd column: software version, 4 th column: software type (editor/word processor, spreadsheet, database, etc.). 2. Examine your mobile phone. Create another four-column table similar to the one in Lab #1. This time identify the apps, then record the requested information. 3. In this chapter you read about the evolution of computing Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019) pg. 20

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