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Chapter 9, Problem 1RQ
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What is an information system? What is its purpose?

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Information system:

  • A system that is designed in transforming the data into information is called as information system.
  • It is also used in managing both information and data.
  • It provides condition for gathering the data, storing the data, and retrieving the data.
  • It is comprised of hardware, software, databases, procedures, and peoples.

Purpose of information system:

  • The main purpose of the information system is that it enables good decision making by making the availability of the relevant and timely information to the decision makers.
  • Decisions are generally made based on the information that is available to the requested user at the required time.
  • It helps decision makers to analyze the information provided and infer a required decision.

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