Information systems

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Information systems (IS) is the study of how people put data into computers to create useful information.[1][2][3][4]

There are five things you need to make an information system work:

  • People - People that are using these computers to do their jobs.
  • Procedures - The things people have to DO to do their jobs.
  • Hardware - The actual computers that people use to store facts.
  • Software - The instructions on these computer screens that tell you how to enter facts into the computer.
  • Data - Facts, facts, and more facts in the computer.

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  1. "Definition of Application Landscape". Software Engineering for Business Information Systems (sebis). Jan 21, 2009. http://wwwmatthes.in.tum.de/wikis/system-cartography/application-landscape. Retrieved January 14, 2011.
  2. Archibald, J.A. (May 1975). "Computer Science education for majors of other disciplines". AFIPS Joint Computer Conferences: 903–906.
  3. Denning, Peter (July 1999). "COMPUTER SCIENCE: THE DISCIPLINE". Encyclopaedia of Computer Science (2000 Edition).
  4. Coy, Wolfgang (June 2004). "Between the disciplines". ACM SIGCSE Bulletin 36 (2): 7–10. doi:10.1145/1024338.1024340. ISSN 0097-8418.