“An information system consists of hardware and software.” Why is this statement inadequate?
Answer to relevant QuestionsIn which situations does one need to make a decision? Give three examples not mentioned in the chapter.How do traditional commerce and web-based commerce differ? What aspects of traditional shopping do you prefer over online shopping? How has mobile computing altered web-based commerce?Refer to Chapter 1’s discussion of different types of information systems. Which types of ISs can gain strategic advantage and which cannot? Why? The organizations that eventually use the systems, not consulting firms that try to help organizations, develop more successful SISs. What might be the reasons for this?Adobe encourages PC users to download its Acrobat Reader and Flash Player free of charge. How does this eventually help Adobe strategically? If they give the application away, how does their generosity help them make money?
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