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Information Systems by Mind Map: Information Systems
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Information Systems

Information in its most restricted technical sense is an ordered sequence of symbols that record or transmit a message. It can be recorded as signs, or conveyed as waves. Information is any kind...

Types of Information

Qualitative

Qunatitative

Primary

Secondary

Purposes of Information

Operational Support

Monitoring

Controlling

Analysis

Identify Patterns

Decision Making, Operational, Tactical, Strategic

Gaining Commercial Advantage

Sources of Information

Internal

Financial

Personnel

Marketing

Sales

Manufacturing

Administration

External

Government

Trade Groups

Commercially Provided

Databases

Research

Reliability of Sources

Good Information

Characteristics

Valid

Reliable

Timely

Fit for Purpose

Accessible

Cost-effective

Accurate

Relevant

Right level of detail

Confidence in Source

Understandable

Business Functional Areas

Sales

A sale is the act of selling of products or services in return for money or other compensation. It is an act of completion of a commercial activity. The seller – the provider of the goods or...

Purchasing

Purchasing refers to a business or organization attempting for acquiring goods or services to accomplish the goals of the enterprise. Though there are several organizations that attempt to set...

Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the use of machines, tools and labor to produce goods for use or sale. The term may refer to a range of human activity, from handicraft to high tech, but is most commonly applied...

Finance

Finance (pronounced /fɪˈnænts/ or / ˈfaɪnænts/) is the science of funds management. The general areas of finance are business finance, personal finance, and public finance. Finance includes saving...

Personnel

As in any other field of human activity, specialized personnel constitute a key commanding resource to generate outcome.

Administration

In business, administration consists of the performance or management of business operations and thus the making or implementing of a major decision. Administration can be defined as the universal...

Information Flow

To External Bodies

Internal Flow

Flow Diagrams

Ethical Issues

Codes of Practice

"Whistle-blowing"

Policies

Information Ownership

Operational Issues

Security

Backups

Health & Safety

Policies

Continuance Plans

Costs

Additional Resources

Development

Increasing Sophistation

Trained Personnel

Complex Software

Legal Issues

Data Protection 1998

Freedom of Inforamtion

ComputerMisuse Act 1990

Features of IS

Data

People

Hardware

Software

Telecommunications

Functions of IS

Input

Storage

Processing

Manipulation

Output

Control & Feedback Loops

Closed and Open Systems

Transformation of Data

Data and Inforamtion

Collection

Storage

Processing

Manipulation

Retrieval

Presentation

Types of IS

MIS

Others

Marketing

Financial

Human Resource

Management Information System MIS

Features

Benefits

Effectiveness

Accuracy

Sustainability

Response TImes

Confidence

Tools

Software

Databases

Artificial Intelligence

Expert Systems

Predictive Modelling

Internet

Data Mining Systems

Gather Information

Define Requirement

Establish Sources

Define other factors

Select Information

Analyse Information

Quality

Validity

Accuracy

Currency

Relevance

Identify Alternatives

MIS

Reports

Sales Report

College Enrolments Statistics

Marketing Analysis