CLARK UNIVERSITY College of Professional and Continuing Education (COPACE) Management Information Systems Lection 01
Contacts • Ivanova O.N. • e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org • web-site: ivanovaon.susu.ru • South Ural State University, Faculty of Computational Mathematics and Informatics, Department of System Programming, cab. 700
Plan • Syllabus Review, organizational questions • Introduction and historical perspective of Information Systems • Information Systems in Organizations
Plan and schedule • 56 h.: • lections 28 h. • practice 28 h. • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. • Tuesdays, sometimes Thursdays • Each meeting: • 2 hours of lectures; • 2 hours of labs.
Literature • Stair R., Reynolds G. Principles of information systems. – 7th, 8th, 9th ed. • O’Brien, J (1999). Management Information Systems – Managing Information Technology in the Internetworked Enterprise. • Laudon J., Kenneth C. Management Information Systems: Managing the Digital Firm– 11th ed.
Software Requirements • MS Office 2007: • Word; • Excel; • Access; • Power Point. • Google sites.
Useful links PowerPoint Tutorial http://faculty.rmwc.edu/officetutorials/PowerPoint/PPT2003%20tut.doc Microsoft Excel Tutorial http://www.usd.edu/trio/tut/excel/ Creating Web Pages with Microsoft Word http://www.pickens.k12.sc.us/Pickens.ms/word_course.htm Creating Web Pages with HTML (Step-by-step tutorial) http://www.cwru.edu/help/introHTML/TCh1.html
Macro goals • Students will gain an understanding of the strategic impact of information systems and information technology. Critical success factors, as they apply to organizational product and/or service innovation and leadership – leading to competitive advantage – make the difference between success or failure in today’s global economy. • Understanding that information systems and technology act as a change agent and enabler of business processes. Students are taught how to use information to introduce change in the organization, to improve and enhance existing business processes, and to introduce new processes that will help the organization achieve its goals. • Economic globalization and its significance for end users. There is an increasing emphasis on international education and global awareness. Information systems and technology play a key and vital role both in the content and delivery of the global economy.
Micro goals • To effectively communicate and manage in today’s organizations the individual must use and understand the capabilities of state-of-the-art presentation and analysis software tools. To this end, students will have hands-on training of Microsoft PowerPoint (presentation software), Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet analysis and graph creation) etc. • The presentation of important ideas to end users, executive management or a steering committee is enhanced through the use of presentation software. Students will follow a course “theme” as they learn to use the presentation software tools, with assignments designed to demonstrate the use of those tools and an end of course project presentation. • The importance of understanding and participating in discussions concerning the use of technology in today’s organizations may make the difference between involvement in change or having to live with technological change – which might not always best suit the problem at hand. Students will learn the terms and concepts of information systems and technology to enable active and effective communication with IS decision makers.
Why Learn About Information Systems? • Information systems are everywhere.
Terms data • Raw facts, such as an employee number, number of hours worked in a week, inventory part numbers, or sales orders. information • A collection of facts organized in such a way that they have additional value beyond the value of the facts themselves. knowledge • The awareness and understanding of a set of information and ways that information can be made useful to support a specific task or reach a decision.
Characteristics of Valuable Information • Accessible • Accurate • Complete • Economical • Flexible • Relevant • Reliable • Secure • Simple • Timely • Verifiable
Terms System • A set of elements or components that interact to accomplish goals. Efficiency • A measure of what is produced divided by what is consumed Effectiveness • A measure of the extent to which a system achieves its goals; it can be computed by dividing the goals actually achieved by the total of the stated goals. System performance standard • A specific objective of the system.
Components of System • Input • Processing • Output • Feedback
Types of IS • Manual and Computerized Information Systems • Computer-Based Information Systems
Terms e-commerce • Any business transaction executed electronically between companies (business-to-business), companies and consumers (business-to-consumer), consumers (consumer-to-consumer) and other business and the public sector, and consumers and the public sector. mobile commerce (m-commerce) • Transactions conducted anywhere, anytime using wireless communications.
Terms management information system (MIS) • An organized collection of people, procedures, software, databases, and devices that provides routine information to managers and decision makers.