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Systems, Seventh Edition. Chapter 5. Electronic and Mobile Commerce and. Enterprise Systems. 1. Fundamentals of Information Systems,. Seventh Edition. organizations that require two or more computer systems and discuss their fundamental features. Fundamentals of Information Systems, Seventh Edition. 2. Distinguish data from information and describe the characteristics used to evaluate the quality of data. Fundamentals of Information Systems,. Seventh Edition. 2.
Now they were feeling ready and able to need for simple gardening services that went return to the workforce. They invited Julian, a profes- usually expensive landscapers. Mary and Amanda, sional gardener who had helped them with some of and other homeowners they knew, had questions their projects, a few of their neighbors, and some about which plants would thrive in specific parts of friends with entrepreneurial business experience. These services were beyond the much startup capital they would need. The plan was capabilities of the neighborhood teenagers, but to establish the business with existing resources, to were of little interest to landscaping firms since they operate from their houses, and to hire gardeners would not bring enough revenue to pay their pro- but no clerical help. The market segment was clearly defined by Mary and Amanda had long joked about convert- Julian.
A good business plan needs to catch the interest Mary, Amanda, and Ed added all the requested of the lender. It must generate excitement so that it material to the business plan.
They hired the ser- stands out from other loan applicants. They began vices of a small but well respected law firm that work, fleshing out the plan to provide an overview of inspected the pro forma contracts, and they also their business. The Executive Summary identified the included a list of gardeners that had already agreed three partners who they were and why they were to participate. Their hard work paid off. The local qualified to own and run a business and the busi- bank approved their loan.
They obtained a line of ness why there was a need for it, where they credit that would support the cash flow described in planned to offer services, and when they would the business plan and an additional 10 percent for start. The three partners realized that in more detail, explaining its purpose and general they needed to work hard to ensure that in six objectives, the services offered, and its initial geo- months, at the start of the spring season, they graphical coverage.
The Marketing section described would be ready for business. You also are introduced to some of the major ethical and societal concerns about acquiring, storing, and reporting potentially sensitive information. You also learn how supply chain management systems serve whole enterprises. This is so if you have an advanced mobile phone, a handheld electronic device, or a laptop computer. Information systems pervade almost every aspect of our lives. In business especially, digital information systems generate most of the information we use.
These systems have become essential to successful business operations. They had made many decisions and solved many problems. Generating Business Information Mary distributed the flyers to several hundred houses in the surrounding area.
She also placed ads in three local newspapers and magazines. Julian passed out a few dozen business cards to friends and acquaintances. Marketing to residential clients would primarily consist of flyers left in the doors of houses in their targeted area, but they also planned to run ads in the local newspapers.
Ed prepared a few spreadsheets to help him keep track of sales, revenues, expenses, taxes, and profit. She ciation, they would in turn distribute cards to their then tweaked some of it, and retested the system. All worked well. The system was now ready. The system was very simple but scalable, in case business boomed. The first clients were a small group of near After a month of operations, the cash flow was as expected. However, data transcription was starting to neighbors, and the first gardeners were close take a toll.
Client, subscription, and contract data friends of Julian. Then, Ed had to manually transcribe a client and gardener feedback: what they liked and large part of the data sets from the printed con- disliked, what was missing, and their ideas on how tracts and receipts into his spreadsheet program.
After a week of pilot testing, the partners met to Soon they realized that they were falling behind on their paperwork. The business was running fine, evaluate the results. They decided to add a new but the back office could not keep up.
They also decided to add a free con- and financial spreadsheets. As the daily transac- firmation call the day before scheduled work to tions and client backlog grew, Ed had to spend remind the client but also to ask if there was anything else the client wanted.
They would also use the models to deter- Mary noticed that the one-time service sold well, mine if the occasional failures to properly match cli- but the rolling monthly contract did not sell as well ents and gardeners were the result of startup as expected.
She also noticed that they had a problems, system problems, or structural business much higher than expected number of commis- problems. They could not allow the current percent- sions for referrals from gardeners. And with sum- age of matching failures to extend over the summer mer nearing they wanted to consider adding or season.
Dissatisfied customers not only meant lost modifying seasonal services. Mary, Amanda, and sales and fewer profits but, more importantly, bad Ed had to consider the costs and potential benefits word-of-mouth. To do this, they went back to their initial show which types of services, areas, and gardeners business models and fed them with real historical had larger or smaller failure rates. Hackett Concludes the Answer is Yes. This report, as well as many other observations, show that IT is no longer the sole domain of IT professionals.
Business professionals can no longer count solely on IT specialists to make decisions on development, purchasing, and deployment of information systems.
Regardless of their major field of expertise, those who have the proper IT knowledge and skills stand a better chance of receiving more lucrative job offers and faster promotions. We call it the decimal counting system. However, we could also use a system consisting of only two digits, zero and one, to represent quantities. This is the binary counting system. Because computers and related devices use the binary system—a system that uses two digits—they are referred to as digital systems.
However, digital systems are not used only to represent information that contains numbers, or quantities. They can also represent any information as combinations of zeroes and ones, or, more accurately, the two states that represent zeroes and ones. Digital information consists of zeroes and ones representing two states.
When you have a mechanism that can represent two states, such as electrically charged and uncharged elements, magnetized and nonmagnetized areas, light and no light, you have a way to represent the zeroes and ones. Based on such signals, information can be represented, stored, communicated, and processed digitally. That is, a digital copy is an exact copy of the original.
For example, an analog copy machine reproduces images by reflection or a similar technique. The copy may be good, but it is never as good as the original. And as you make a copy from the copy, the quality deteriorates. When you make a copy of a digital file, such as an image file or a musical file, the system you use first captures the combinations of signals the digits, zeroes and ones that make up the file.
When processed by the proper hardware and software, the digits are transformed back into the image, or music, or whatever other information you copied. As long as your computer or other digital device can capture all the digits that make up the information, the original information can be re-created fully. Digital information is stored and communicated by way of electromagnetic signals— electricity, magnetism, and light. These processes involve little or no moving parts.
Therefore, storage, retrieval, processing, and communication of digital information are extremely fast. These capabilities—accuracy and speed—make digital systems powerful and therefore useful and important in so many fields: business, education, entertainment, and many others. Umbrella Shall I or shall I not take the umbrella?
Perhaps you should buy a smart umbrella, such as the Ambient Forecasting Umbrella. Through a radio receiver, the umbrella receives weather information from AccuWeather.
A small display in the handle pulses light according to the probability of rain. If the probability is 60 percent, the handle pulses once per second.
If the probability is percent, it pulses times per minute. Source: Bermudez, A. For instance, you probably seek information for entertainment and enlightenment by viewing television, watching movies, browsing the Internet, listening to the radio, and reading newspapers, magazines, and books.
In business, however, people and organizations seek and use information mainly to make sound decisions and to solve problems—two closely related practices that form the foundation of every successful company. What is a problem? A problem is any undesirable situation.
When you are stuck in the middle of nowhere with a flat tire, you have a problem.
You can solve both problems with the aid of information. In the first case, you can call a towing company, which might use a computerized tracking system to send the tow truck closest to your location; in the second case, simple accounting software can help. ES CH5. CO CH6. CT CH6.
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