Introduction to Information Systems Steve Bray Syllabus Website stevebraysduis.wordpress.com IS Chapter 1 Learning Objectives Differentiate among data, information, and knowledge. Differentiate between information technology architecture and information technology infrastructure. Describe the global business environment and the new information technology infrastructure. Discuss the relationships among business pressures, organizational responses, and information systems. IS Chapter 1 Opening Case Google Management information systems (MIS) Information technology (IT) Information Systems: Concepts and Definitions Data, Information, and Knowledge Information Technology Architecture Information Technology Infrastructure Architecture of an online travel agency. An organization’s IT components, platform, IT services, and IT infrastructure. Organizational server farms in relation to the Internet. Friedman’s Ten Flatteners Fall of the Berlin Wall Netscape now a public offering Development of workflow software Uploading Offshoring Supply Chaining Insourcing Informing The Steroids Business Pressures, Organizational Responses, and IT Support Business Pressures Market Pressures. Global Economy and Strong Competition Business pressures, organizational performance and responses, and IT support. IS Chapter 1 Information Systems and Information Technologies are Integral to Your Lives IT Offers Career Opportunities Chapter 1 Summary Differentiate among data, information, and knowledge Differentiate between information technology infrastructure and information technology architecture. Describe the global, Web-based platform and its relationship to today’s business environment. Discuss the relationships among business pressures, organizational responses, and information systems.