Information system examples?

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Can anyone give me an example of what an "information system" may be? Or a good definition? Would websites like Google, Wikipedia, or iMDB be considered information systems? ...show more
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"An information system can be defined technically as a set of interrelated components that collect (or retrieve), process, store, and distribute information to support decision making and control in a organization. In addition to support decision marking, coordination, control, information systems may also help managers and workers analyze problems" according to Laudon and Laudon.

Types of Information Systems:
- Transaction Processing Systems (TPS) - System that performs or records daily routine transactions such as sales order entry, payroll, employee record keeping, and shipping.
- Management Information Systems (MIS) - It designates a specific category of information to middle management. It is to monitor and control the business and predict future performance.
- Decision-Support Systems (DSS) - Support nonroutine decision making for middle management. Example of a nonroutine decision: What would be the impact on production schedules if we were to double sales in the month of December?
- Executive Support Systems (ESS) - Help Senior management to address strategic issues and long-term trends, both in the firm and in the external environment. Examples: What will employment levels be in five years? What products should we be making in five years?

I guess you could look at Google and Wikipedia as an information system from a consumer's point of view. Depending on the course you are taking...the instructor is probably looking for one the types of above. Good luck

Source:

Management Information Systems, Managing the Digital Firm by Kenneth C. Laudon and Jane P. Laudon. 11th edition. Page 16 and pages 42-50
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  • Nick answered 3 years ago
    Information system: system consisting of the network of all communication channels used within an organization.

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    Google :)
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