Information systems

combination of information, resources, activities and people that support tasks in an organization; group of components that interact to produce information

Information systems (IS) is the study of how people put data into computers to create useful information.[1][2][3][4]

There are five things you need to make an information system work:

  • People - People that are using these computers to do their jobs.
  • Procedures - The things people have to DO to do their jobs.
  • Hardware - The actual computers that people use to store facts.
  • Software - The instructions on these computer screens that tell you how to enter facts into the computer.
  • Data - Facts, facts, and more facts in the computer.

Related pagesEdit


  1. "Definition of Application Landscape". Software Engineering for Business Information Systems (sebis). Jan 21, 2009. Retrieved January 14, 2011.
  2. Archibald, J.A. (May 1975). "Computer Science education for majors of other disciplines". AFIPS Joint Computer Conferences: 903–906.
  3. Denning, Peter (July 1999). "COMPUTER SCIENCE: THE DISCIPLINE". Encyclopaedia of Computer Science (2000 Edition).
  4. Coy, Wolfgang (June 2004). "Between the disciplines". ACM SIGCSE Bulletin. 36 (2): 7–10. doi:10.1145/1024338.1024340. ISSN 0097-8418.