What is an Information System?

30 Jan

An information system collects, retrieves, processes, stores and distributes information to benefit an organisation.

The five basic subsets of an information system (people, data, processes, information technology and information presentation) interact to support the day-to-day operations of a business as well as supporting users and management in making decisions and solving problems.

To use it effectively though, you need to have an understanding of the management, the organisation and the technology that shapes the system. Knowing these things can mean the difference between success and failure for an organisation.

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