Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019)

applications: Microsoft Excel, Google Chrome, iTunes, Windows, Android, Angry Birds? 4. What is your favorite software application? What tasks does it help you accomplish? 5. How would you categorize the software that runs on mobile devices? Break down these apps into at least three basic categories and give an example of each. 6. What does an ERP system do? 7. What is open-source software? How does it differ from closed- source software? Give an example of each. 8. What does a software license grant to the purchaser of the software? Exercises 1. Find a case study online about the implementation of an ERP system. Was it successful? How long did it take? Does the case study tell you how much money the organization spent? 2. If you were running a small business with limited funds for information technology, would you consider using cloud computing? Find some web-based resources that support your decision. 3. Go to and review their most downloaded software applications. Report on the variety of applications you find. Then pick one that interests you and report back on what it does, the kind of technical support offered, and the user reviews. 4. Review this article on the security risks of open-source software. Write a short analysis giving your opinion on the different risks discussed. 5. List three examples of programming languages? What features in each language makes it useful to developers? Information Systems for Business and Beyond (2019) pg. 62

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