CHAPTER ONE OUTLINE
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Deﬁne management information systems (MIS) and information technology (IT) and describe their relationship. Validate information as a key resource and describe both personal and organizational dimensions of information. Explain why people are the most important organizational resource, deﬁne their information and technology literacy challenges, and discuss their ethical responsibilities. Describe the important characteristics of information technology (IT) as a key organizational resource. Deﬁne competitive advantage and illustrate the role of information technology in supporting competitive advantages and business vision. Discuss the impacts information technology can and will have on your life.
7 10 Timely Information: From 48 Hours to Just 20 Minutes Always Remember: Business Drives Technology A More “CustomerOriented” Internal Revenue Service Using Technology When Millions of Possible Solutions Exist 27
Global Perspective Overcoming Language Barriers on the Internet On Your Own E-Mail: Electronic Mail or Expensive Mail? Team Work Identifying Hardware and Software Global Perspective Managing Knowledge with a Knowledge Management System On Your Own Researching Your Career and Information Technology Team Work Developing Strategies for Protecting Yourself against Identity Theft Electronic Commerce Using the Internet as a Tool to Find a Job • • • •
www.mhhe.com/haag Job databases Electronic résumés Locating internships Interviewing and negotiating tips
The Information Age in Which You Live
Changing the Face of Business
OPENING CASE STUDY: DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES DISRUPT BLOCKBUSTER LATE FEES
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