For example, an NT-based organization will probably select a server with an Intel Processor while a Sun Micro system Inc shop will pro... ... middle of paper ... ...ions such as: why an intranet is a crucial tool for geographically – scattered groups, how to change user behavior and increase intranet usage, what security issues do appear when implementing intranet systems and what can be done. At the end the reports examines the socio-technical approach, which approach connects four aspects (people, organization, technology, tasks) and examines their inter relationship when implementing information systems to organizations. At the end of the report the writer comes out with his conclusions and recommendations. Bibliography - References - H.D.Clifton & A.G. Sutcliffe (1994), Business Information Systems, – 5th edition – - G. Curtis (1995), Business Information Systems, – 2nd edition – - T.H. Davenport (1997), Information Ecology, – 1st edition – - http://www.intranetjournal.com - http://www.zdnet.com - http://www.techweb.com - http://www.cio.com - Emerald, electronic database library
They are involved in obtaining and manipulating data then processing it to create information for specific purposes relevant to the business. Staffs needs to have the correct training and abilities to get the most out of information systems - however there is still a chance that they will make human errors. Hardware: The hardware used in information systems needs be capable of the software’s used as well as manage the likely huge amount of data and information processed through it and stored on it. The hardware must be up to date for high performance and to provide storage and use of data for thousands of users. In a small organisation, the MIS may run on just the sales or finance director’s PC.
This is helpful so computers can use the same copier, printer, fax or scanner (McKay, 2011). When you are getting hardware for your office you must have plenty of computers and also have a main computer server (McKay, 2011). “A server is the primary computer in the network, stores and transfers data to and from connected computers, and acts as a “clearing house” for all internet data traveling to and from the network” according to McKay (2011). It depends on how big the network is, if you need more than one server (McKay, 2011). Another piece of equipment that you need for an office is cables.
To make the web site available to customers, connectivity issues and options will be examined. A comparison to sites such as Ameritrade, Charles Schwab and E-Trade is also included. A lot of customer expectations will have been established by those websites and Primus will have to include many of the same offerings and then add something extra to win customers. Hardware Platform The first consideration in choosing the hardware for the online trading project at Primus is the server type and platform that will be used. There are three basic platforms that should be considered.
Although IT makes it convenient to run the business, it also has both advantages and disadvantages. First I simply list the definition of IT and explain what IT is. The full name of IT is information technology. We always to use the term IT to refer to an entire industry and actually, it is the use of computers and software to manage information. [online]Available at:[http://jobsearchtech.about.com/od/careersintechnology/p/ITDefinition.htm accessed 24,11,2010] In broadest sense, information technology consists of both the hardware and software which are used to store, retrieve and manipulate information.
Many things are needed. First and foremost, you should have some knowledge in hardware. If you know what the difference between a scanner and a monitor, that's a good start. But there is a lot more than that. Some good things to learn are the difference between a server and a workstation, routers, hubs, cables, the difference between a NIC (Network Interface Card) and a modem, and firewalls.
A typical supply chain is broken up into different concepts. They will include: raw material component, manufacturer, retailer, and consumer. All companies love to have an efficient way to be able track their inventory. With the computer, came new software that was created to do just that, track inventory. That would include the quantity, the location of the product in warehouse, and status of inventory.
Now Internet are most used in communication, research, education, and financial transactions. Information technology appeared in several subjects, such as science, architecture, security, and so on. Information technology can help solve complex problems is computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields. Information technology also offers more jobs to people. The computer support specialists is a job that provide help and advice to people and organizations using computer software or equipment.
For IT department to function properly the business groups should provide business requirement documents with inputs to inform about the business processes and what are their expectation on the project, which in this case was missing. In every project, stakeholder participation is very important because they are the people or team who are influenced by the outcome of the project. While planning the strategy, a project team should understand the requirements of each stakeholder. As this project was to streamline the underwriting process, the underwriters are key stakeholders and understanding their requirement was a must. However, lack of participation between the stakeholders and project team led this project to go in wrong direction.
Applications software- A group of applications programs that is designed to perform specific tasks such as database management, spreadsheet, word processing, attendance, accounting, grade reporting, scheduling, and others. It is Software that is capable of doing a specific job. When you buy application software, you need to make sure of the following: * that it will work the hardware that you are using * that it will work with the operating system that you are using. Why does John brown need Software? You cannot do anything on the computer without the software, John brown need to be able to run program CPU (Central Processing Unit) The CPU is the brains of the computer.