Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Business Driven Technology chapter 1

Data - raw facts that describe the characteristic of an event

Information - data converted into a meaningful and useful context

Business intelligence – applications and technologies that are used to support decision-making efforts
                                                  IT Resources
People use
Information technology to work with
                                                       IT Cultures
Organizational information cultures include:
Information-Functional Culture - Employees use information as a means of exercising influence or power over others. For example, a manager in sales refuses to share information with marketing. 
         This causes marketing to need the sales manager’s input each time a new                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  sales strategy is developed
Information-Sharing Culture  - Employees across departments trust each other to use information (especially about problems and failures) to improve performance.
Information-Inquiring Culture - Employees across departments search for information to better understand the future and align themselves with current trends and new directions.
Information-Discovery Culture - Employees across departments are open to new insights about crisis and radical changes and seek ways to create competitive advantages

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