Information Technology and Systems examines issues in information technology and discusses how managers can use its power to remain competitive in this era of globalization.
Information technology refers to the collection of tools and technologies that make it easy for individuals, businesses and other organizations to use, create, manage and exchange information.
The Internet has removed geographical barriers, making it possible for companies to source material from one country, process it in another country, package it in yet another country and sell the final product globally.
Given the importance of information technology for businesses, managers need to understand the concepts and upgrade their knowledge in the field.
Information system (IS) is the study of complementary networks of hardware and software (see information technology) that people and organizations use to collect, filter, process, create and distribute data.
Information Systems encompasses a variety of disciplines such as: the analysis and design of systems, computer networking, information security, database management and decision support systems. Information Management deals with the practical and theoretical problems of collecting and analyzing information in a business function area including business productivity tools, applications programming and implementation, electronic commerce, digital media production, data mining, and decision support.
Information Systems bridges business and computer science using the theoretical foundations of information and computation to study various business models and related algorithmic processes within a computer science discipline.