code IS171
credit_hours 3
title Introduction to Information systems
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prequisites None
credit hours 3
Description/Outcomes This course provides an introduction to information systems. Topics of interest include definitions of “information systems”, s of information system, major business s, types of information systems, the role of information in management problem solving, the role of Information Systems in firms competitive advantages, internet business models and E-commerce, it also deals with the factors influence the adoption of inter organizational systems, the benefits and disadvantages of the virtual office and the virtual organization, the benefits and risks of end-user computing, database management systems.
arabic Description/Outcomes
objectives 1. Overview the five basic areas of information systems knowledge needed by business professionals, including the conceptual system components and major types of information systems.
2. Introduce fundamental concepts of competitive advantage through information technology and illustrate major strategic applications of information systems.
3. Review history, trends, and developments in microcomputer, midrange, and mainframe computer systems basic computer system concepts and the major types of technologies used in peripheral devices for computer input, output, and storage.
4. Review the basic features and trends in the major types of application software and system software used to support enterprise and end-user computing.
5. Introduce key database management concepts and applications in business information systems
6. Present an overview of the Internet and other telecommunication networks, business applications, and trends and reviews technical telecommunications alternatives.
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ref. books Ralph Stair, Principles of Information Systems, Course Technology.
arabic ref. books
textbook James O`Brien, Introduction to Information Systems, McGraw Hill.
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objective set
content set
course file 530_IS171_IS171.pdf
Course Content
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