Information systems are necessary for supporting the business process in an organization. An information system helps the organization choose a system that can make the difference between a successful organization and the failure of an organization. This paper will discuss information systems and how they impact organizations.
Information Systems Support Business Processes in Organizations
Any modern business requires information systems to handle everything from customer information to human resources. The primary functional information systems are organized around the traditional departments in an organization. Without information systems to handle the various tasks of an organization, a company would not be able to handle its operations efficiently. An information system can be defined technically as a set of interrelated component that collect (or retrieve), process, store, and distribute information to support decision making and control in an organization. In addition to supporting decision making, coordination, and control, information system may also help managers and workers analyze problems, visualize complex subjects, and create new product. Information systems, includes different software applications and hardware. Hardware can include multiple servers, computers, workstations, including and items that provide input and output to a computer such as printers and storage devices. Computer hardware will not function without software programs designed to coordinate the activities and functions of the hardware and various programs through the computer. Data management services that store and manage the organizations’ data and provide capabilities for analyzing the data.
The information system that I am familiar with is a very large and special system. This organization uses hardware and software that help employees communicate with each other all over the world more easily. The Financial Dept. performs periodic financial, accounting,...