What is an "Information System"

joel001

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Can anyone help me, I have a school assignment for which i need a good definition of
an "Information System"

Any suggestions???
 

angelize56

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I suggest you do your own homework! :) What class might this be for? Have you <b>read</b> your textbook??? Take care. angel (who got through school the proper way...on her own good merit and homework!) :)
 
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It's one of those things that has a fairly broad definition:

information system: 1. A system, whether automated or manual, that comprises people, machines, and/or methods organized to collect, process, transmit, and disseminate data that represent user information. 2. Any telecommunications and/or computer related equipment or interconnected system or subsystems of equipment that is used in the acquisition, storage, manipulation, management, movement, control, display, switching, interchange, transmission, or reception of voice and/or data, and includes software, firmware, and hardware. [NIS] 3. The entire infrastructure, organization, personnel, and components for the collection, processing, storage, transmission, display, dissemination, and disposition of information.

Now there's also more specific ones that you could define, like Management Information Systems (MIS), or Network Information Systems (NIS) or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).....the definition above is probably the best one though, as it is the least specific.

And Angel....shame on you for not helping this young man with his homework :D We can't all have that good merit and strong work ethic that you were blessed with!

Columbo (Slacker 4 Life):cool:
 

angelize56

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columbo: :D You were the one in the back of the room who had all the girls doing your homework for you weren't ya! :D Take care. angel :)
 
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Homework, what's that ?
Oh, you mean the work that I would do the class before it was due. I stopped doing homework after the 7th grade. I figured if they wanted more work out of me, then slap another class to my schedule. School was for schoolwork while home was the place that I slept in. :D
 

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