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Topic 2: Information Systems
Are information systems a strategic weapon or a survival tool?
Just do response each posted # 1 to 3 down below only
I believe that information systems can be both a strategic weapon and
survival tool, depending on how it is used. Rainer and Prince described
information systems as a way to collect, process, store, analyze, and
disseminate information for a specific purpose. An example of using it
as a survival tool is analyzing the previous processes conducted by the
company and adjusting the strategy. A strategic weapon would be when a
company collects information from the processes of a competitor and
re-evaluates their own position.
I believe information systems are use as a survival tool. For businesses
small and large, they rely on informational systems to grow the
business. A genius in a system is what I call it. It does the work for
you by tracking sales, inventory, and making predictions based on the
data to help you thrive your business.
I believe that Information Systems (IS) can be both a strategic weapon
and a survival tool. Just depending on where you are with your business.
Many businesses use IT/IS to maintain the success of their company,
while other need IT/IS to keep their company afloat. IT/IS defiantly is
vital to lots of companies around the globe. Without it most wouldnâ€™t be
able to survive.
Using IT/IS helps a business in multiple areas. IS plays a very important role. To have a successful business you would need a good process. The IS can capture and stores vital information. Also communicating between processes and sharing data. With the business process, IS ensures the processes are running smoothly, for the purpose of a successful outcome. If the IS isnâ€™t working, then the processes arenâ€™t being fulfilled.