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What are the basic functions of an information system?

Input, processing, output, feedback

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What are the basic components of an information system?

Hardware, software, data, networking, procedures, people

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Define input

Data and information about business transactions are captured or collected by input devices

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Define an information system

An information system collects, processes, stores, analyses and distributed information for a specific purpose or objective

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Define processing

Data is transformed, converted, and analyzed for storage or transfer to an output device.

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Define feedback

A feedback mechanism monitors and controls operations.

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Define hardware

A set of devices such as processor, monitor, keyboard, printer

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Define software

A set of apps that instruct the hardware to process data or other inputs such as voice commands

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Define data

Data is an essential part processed by the system and if needed stored in a database or other storage system.

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Define network

A telecommunication system connecting hardware that is wired wireless or combination

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Define procedures

Set of instructions about how to combine the above components in order to process information and generate the desired output

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Define people

People are individuals who work with the system interface with it or use its output

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Define output

Data, information, reports, etc are distributed to digital screens or hardcopy, sent as audio or transferred to other ISs via communication networks.