Storing and processing information
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  • 2011-08-01T09:00:00.000Z
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Title Storing and processing information
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  • The purpose of this unit is to discuss the main ways in which organisational data is managed, prior to decision-making activity. Organisations are increasingly dependent on information. However, they must first be able to get at information when it is needed, where it is needed, and in the form it is needed. Moreover, this information has to complement the gathering, analysing and communication stages of the information management process.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/technology-management/storing-and-processing-information/content-section-0" /> First published on Mon, 01 Aug 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/technology-management/storing-and-processing-information/content-section-0">Storing and processing information</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • <p>The purpose of this unit is to discuss the main ways in which organisational data is managed, prior to decision making activity. Organisations are increasingly dependent on information, but they must first be able to get at information when it is needed, where it is needed, and in the form it is needed. Moreover, this information has to complement the gathering, analysing and communication stages of the information management process.</p><p>This unit provides a brief overview of the main elements of a computer-based information system and then describes the critical role that databases play in storing and processing information. The major roles of information systems are discussed, which primarily encompass:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>the support of business operations</li><li>the support of managerial decision making</li><li>the support of strategic advantage</li></ul><p>The difference between operational support systems and management support systems is clarified and particular attention is paid to decision support systems (DSS) and expert systems. Lastly, the notion of &#x2018;cloud computing’ is discussed as a new approach to data storage.</p><p>This free course is an adapted extract from an Open University course <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/modules/b203?LKCAMPAIGN=ebook_&amp;MEDIA=ou">B203 <i>Business functions in context</i></a></span></p>
  • <p>The purpose of this unit is to discuss the main ways in which organisational data is managed, prior to decision making activity. Organisations are increasingly dependent on information, but they must first be able to get at information when it is needed, where it is needed, and in the form it is needed. Moreover, this information has to complement the gathering, analysing and communication stages of the information management process.</p><p>This unit provides a brief overview of the main elements of a computer-based information system and then describes the critical role that databases play in storing and processing information. The major roles of information systems are discussed, which primarily encompass:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>the support of business operations</li><li>the support of managerial decision making</li><li>the support of strategic advantage</li></ul><p>The difference between operational support systems and management support systems is clarified and particular attention is paid to decision support systems (DSS) and expert systems. Lastly, the notion of &#x2018;cloud computing’ is discussed as a new approach to data storage.</p><p>This unit is an adapted extract from The Open University course <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b203.htm"><i>Business functions in context </i>(B203)</a></span>.</p>
  • The purpose of this free course, Storing and processing information, is to discuss the main ways in which organisational data is managed, prior to decision-making activity. Organisations are increasingly dependent on information. However, they must first be able to get at information when it is needed, where it is needed and in the form it is needed. Moreover, this information has to complement the gathering, analysing and communication stages of the information management process.<link rel="canonical" href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/technology-management/storing-and-processing-information/content-section-0" /> First published on Mon, 01 Aug 2011 as <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/management/technology-management/storing-and-processing-information/content-section-0">Storing and processing information</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="http://www.open.edu/openlearn/ole-home-page">Openlearn</a> website. Creative-Commons 2011
  • <p>The purpose of this course is to discuss the main ways in which organisational data is managed, prior to decision making activity. Organisations are increasingly dependent on information, but they must first be able to get at information when it is needed, where it is needed, and in the form it is needed. Moreover, this information has to complement the gathering, analysing and communication stages of the information management process.</p><p>This course provides a brief overview of the main elements of a computer-based information system and then describes the critical role that databases play in storing and processing information. The major roles of information systems are discussed, which primarily encompass:</p><ul class="oucontent-bulleted"><li>the support of business operations</li><li>the support of managerial decision making</li><li>the support of strategic advantage</li></ul><p>The difference between operational support systems and management support systems is clarified and particular attention is paid to decision support systems (DSS) and expert systems. Lastly, the notion of &#x2018;cloud computing’ is discussed as a new approach to data storage.</p><p>This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from the Open University course <span class="oucontent-linkwithtip"><a class="oucontent-hyperlink" href="http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/modules/b203?LKCAMPAIGN=ebook_&amp;MEDIA=ou"> B203 <i>Business functions in context</i></a></span></p>