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What is Information System?

Information system (IS) is a set of interrelated components that collect, manipulate, store, and distribute information and provide a feedback mechanism to meet an objective. Information is a collection of facts. System is a set of components that interact to accomplish goals.

 

Components of a system are:

 Input

Processing

Output

Feedback

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Today, perhaps more than ever before, the information system (IS) professional must be able to align information systems and organisational goals to ensure that information systems investments are justified from a business perspective.

 

The value of information is directly linked to how it helps decision makers achieve organisational goals.

 

Computers and information systems are constantly making it possible for organisations to improve the way they conduct business.

 

System users, business managers, and information systems professionals must work together to build a successful information system.

 

Information systems must be applied thoughtfully and carefully so that society, business, and industry can reap their enormous benefits.

 

Information systems are used in almost every imaginable profession. For example, sales representatives may use information systems to advertise products, communicate with customers, and analyse sales trends. Businesses of all sizes could not survive without information systems to perform tasks at different operations.

 

Thank you for reading.

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