Information System Building Blocks

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Information System Building Blocks

Course: IT-316 Analysis and Design of Information Systems

Review #2 Chapter Two

The information system building blocks are an architectural look at how information systems and the applications are used in the framework of information systems. The architectural perspective focused on the different information system views of the various stakeholders. The product applications are broken into the following classes of information system applications; Transaction Processing system (TPS), Management Information system (MIS), Decision Support system (DSS), Executive Information system (EIS), along with the expert system, communication and collaboration system and the office automation system are used in the framework for information systems architecture. This chapter teaches that system owners and users view information systems from the standpoint of achieving goals improving business knowledge, processes and communications. While the system designers and builders view information systems in the terms of technology that support achievement of its goals in the information field.

Chapter two closely examines the information systems product. It teaches us that organizations are served not by single information systems but, instead, by a federation of information systems that support various business functions. However, contemporary information systems are interface with customers and suppliers using the latest electronic. Still these systems must adhere to an information framework for information systems architecture. Information systems architecture serves as a high-level framework for understanding different views of fundamental building blocks of an information system. These system building blocks were broken into three information system building blocks which are knowledge, processes, and communication along with how it is viewed by the owner, users, builders and designers.

Improving business knowledge is a fundamental goal of an information system. The average system owner is not interested in raw data. The systems owner is interested in information that add new business knowledge which will help...