The People in Information Systems

In this chapter, you will learn about the "people" component of management information systems. As you read, think about the Decision Support Systems video and the importance that each person plays in the success of an organization, not just the successful implementation of the technology.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • describe each of the different roles that people play in the design, development, and use of information systems;
  • understand the different career paths available to those who work with information systems;
  • explain the importance of where the information-systems function is placed in an organization; and
  • describe the different types of users of information systems.

Source: David Bourgeois,
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