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BUS 206: Information Systems



Information systems is a time saver in business.


Information systems is an area of computing in business that focuses on five areas: hardware, software, data, people, and processes. Hardware includes all physical components of a computer, including computer parts and mobile devices. Software is what makes the hardware work and can include things such as operating systems and applications. Data is a collection of facts that can be analyzed to help a business run more efficiently and effectively, while people are the individuals who work on the various aspects of computing. Finally, processes are the steps that businesses take to solve a problem or reach a goal. Taken altogether, information systems is the study of utilizing technology to help businesses solve problems.


An information system is a collection of hardware, software, data, people, and processes used to meet a business need.


Information systems is the study of networks of computers software and hardware that we and organizations uses to collect, filter, organize, process, create, organise and distribute data.


An Information System is made up of five different components that work together to provide value to an organization. The five components include hardware (your cell phone, something tangible), software (Spotify, or the app you use to listen to music), data (your daily playlists are developed based on the data collected on the types of music you listen to), people (you), and the process of listening to music and sharing it with others or organizing a playlist.